An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington


By (author) Karl Pilkington

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 222mm x 27mm | 720g
  • Publication date: 23 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0857860615
  • ISBN 13: 9780857860613

Product description

Signed hardback edition. Presenting the "Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer". Philosopher. Idiot. Karl Pilkington isn't keen on travelling. Given the choice, he'll go on holiday to Devon or Wales or, at a push, eat English food on a package holiday in Majorca. Which isn't exactly Michael Palin, is it? So what happened when he was convinced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World? Travel broadens the mind, right? You'd think so...Find out in Karl Pilkington's hilarious travel diaries. "He is a moron. A completely round, empty-headed, part-chimp Manc". (Ricky Gervais). "He'd have been happier in medieval times in a village where you didn't travel beyond the local community". (Stephen Merchant).

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Author information

Karl Pilkington has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a child growing up in Manchester, he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results. Now making up for lost time, Karl has written three bestselling books and recently embarked on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the modern world for a new Sky One television series.

Review quote

* Genius or mental case? Prepare to be amazed Esquire * The funniest man on the planet Spectator * Not many idiots could make something this funny Guardian * It's Pilkington's Neil Armstrong-size leaps of lateral thinking and incredulous Manc momotone that provide the uncontrollable laughs. Time Out * Is the man an idiot or an ironist? You decide. Mail on Sunday * The book is a rich, fact-filled and hilarious travelogue recorded in Pilkington's unusual observational style. Living North * Enjoy rib-tickling scribblings, previously unseen photos and hilarious extracts. Shortlist * Move over, Michael Palin. Empire