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POLE TO POLE WITH MICHAEL PALIN Signed Hardback

POLE TO POLE WITH MICHAEL PALIN Signed Hardback

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First UK edition, sixth print hardback of POLE TO POLE WITH MICHAEL PALIN, by Michael Palin. Photographs by Basil Pao and published by BBC Books, London, in 1992. Signed and inscribed by Palin on the half title page.

The book is in very good condition (clean blue boards and gilt lettering on spine which has only minor creasing to the spine edges) with light wear to the slightly loose-fitting dust jacket, which is not price clipped (slight 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. New Europe is published to accompany television series for the BBC, first broadcast on BBC One in 2007. The filming was done in 2006 and early 2007 using high definition equipment. The result was made into seven one-hour programmes for BBC One.

"If you thought there would never be another journey like Around the World in 80 days, you and Michael Palin's family have a lot in common. However, less than 3 years after being shut out of the Reform Club, Palin was offered a journey that would be longer, harder, and more dangerous. He was immediately hooked. The result is Pole to Pole, the second of Michael Palin's Great 20th Century Adventures. Setting out to travel from one end of the earth to the other, following the 30 degree east line of longitude, Palin and his team, using aircraft only as a last resort, endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed 17 countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons.

Arriving in Ethiopia at the end of a 30-year civil war, Zambia on the day of Kenneth Kaunda's downfall and witnessing the end of apartheid in South Africa and Communism in the USSR, they saw history in the making and made history as well.

Palin became the first British television presenter to throw himself, literally, into a Russian kissing dance in Novgorod, a mud bath in Odessa, white-water rapids on the Zambesi and a squash game at 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Khartoum. He became the first, but surely not the last Sheffield Wednesday supporter to consult a witch doctor, the only member of the Monty Ptyhon team to try and buy a camel, the first in his street to pan, successfully, for gold, and the only man with a cat called Albert to have stood on both Poles.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs by Basil Pao - Michael's friend and fellow traveller on Around the World in 80 days - Pole to Pole is Michael Palin's own record of the pain and pleasure of an extraordinary journey. If you have an insatiable love of travel, an overdeveloped sense of humour or just enjoy reading about someone else's misfortunes, then this book is for you."

Michael Palin’s comic reputation was established by the ever-popular Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He has written and performed in numerous successful films and television series, including The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A Fish Called Wanda, and more recently American Friends and GBH. Michael’s globe-trotting exploits include travelling from London to the Kyle of Lochalsh and from Derry to Kerry for the two BBC Great Railway Journeys series, and following in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg for Around the World in 80 Days. In addition to the best-selling Around the World in 80 Days, he has written many books, notably Ripping Yarns with Terry Jones and a number of children’s books including The Mirrorstone, Limericks, the Cyril stories and Small Harry and the toothache Pills.

Maps by David Atkinson

Transport illustrations by David Brown

All photographs taken by Basil Pao, except pages 13 Fraser Barber, 18, 29, and 319 Nigel Meakin, 19 and 21 Patti Musicaro. "

Large format 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 320 pages. Illustrated with full - page superb color photographs throughout.

ISBN: 0563 36283 9

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Pole to Pole : With Michael Palin by Michael Palin

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