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Michael Palin HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE First Edition Signed

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First edition, first print hardback of MICHAEL PALIN'S HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, by Michael Palin. Photographs by Basil Pao and published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, in 1999. Signed 'To Bob' by Michael Palin on the title page.

The book is in near fine condition (clean blue boards and metallic blue lettering on spine) with only minor wear to the dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light creasing to the edges). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Starting in 1989, Palin appeared as presenter in a series of travel programmes made for the BBC. Following each trip, Palin wrote a book about his travels, providing information and insights not included in the TV programme. Each book is illustrated with photographs by Basil Pao, the stills photographer who was on the team. Michael Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television in 2000. Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is published to accompany the television series for the BBC, first broadcast on BBC One in 1999. The book was assembled from diaries and notes he kept during, before and after the filming of the series.

"One hundred years after the birth of Ernest Hemingway, Michael Palin sets out to discover the man behind the legend: a hard-drinking womaniser who liked cats and shooting -- but wrote like a dream and left an indelible impression on the twentieth century through his work.

Fuelled by intensive reading for his best-selling novel, Hemingway's Chair, and, as always, driven by a desire to discover new places, Michael Palin attempts to put himself into Hemingway's world. The past and the present intertwine, sometimes to startling effect, as Michael travels from Chicago to the forests and lakes of north Michigan, and from the First World War battlefields in Italy to Paris, and Spain, where he pauses to learn about the art of bullfighting and to experience Pamplona during the feria and the famous running of the bulls.

He visits Venice at Carnival time, and samples the infectious madness of the unique Fallas festival in Valencia with its burning effigies and ear-splitting fireworks. Hemingway's wanderlust draws Michael to the island of Key West in Florida, once unspoilt, but where the Hemingway industry now flourishes and a look-alike competition is the high point of the centenary celebrations. It takes him fishing in the Gulf Stream, on safari in Africa -- where shooting wild animals once meant guns not cameras -- and on to the Big Country of Montana and Wyoming, where the world-famous author escaped from the pressures of fame.

In each location, Basil Pao's evocative photographs capture the mood and local colour, and site Michael securely in Hemingway's world. The text is a wonderful exploration of period and place, full of wit and humour, and gives us a fascinating insight into the extraordinary mind and constant, restless perambulations of one of the twentieth-century's greatest, most colorful legends."

Large format 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 255 pages. Illustrated with full - page superb color photographs throughout.

ISBN: 0 297 82528 3

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