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Himalaya

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781474625777

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 18th April 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure

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‘A battleground of immense geological forces that is a centre of human tectonics as well, with sacred and secular, tradition and technology, all pushing up against each other . . .’

In Himalaya, Michael Palin travels the length of the world’s most astonishing mountain range from its origins in the Khyber Pass to its final descent to the sea in the Bay of Bengal. Along the way he encounters landscapes both beautiful and deadly – and meets the extraordinary people who make these mountains their home.

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Reviews

Brisk, fresh and makes you want to go where he has gone
Daily Telegraph
The ultimate armchair travel book
Guardian
A glorious travel book
Daily Mail
Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with
Observer
Coupled with his eye for detail, he has the diarist's willingness to try anything and to laugh at himself ... travel-writing of unpretentious charm and enjoyable originality
Independent