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    DescriptionWhen Michael Palin was researching for his novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and 'Papa's' evocations of the places he knew. Hemingway remains a compelling figure, and Palin's goal was to revisit Hemingway's world. This book includes the American West ('wide lawns and narrow minds'), Idaho, Michigan ('fly fishing, hunting'), Europe in the First World (where Hemingway was wounded serving in the Ambulance Brigade), Cuba (where Hemingway wrote FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS), Paris in the Roaring Twenties and Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Sun Valley and Key West - where the Hemingway lookalike competition is an annual event.

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    Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Palin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 315 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752837062
    ISBN 10: 0752837060

    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
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    DC21: 910.4
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
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    Libri: B-734
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    Illustrations note
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion mass market paperback
    Publication date
    25 June 2009
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    Author Information
    Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. A self-confessed dromomaniac (travel addict), he has written books to accompany his highly successful travel series, and is a regular No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller.
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    "Italy, Paris, back to Africa and on to Cuba and Key West, Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure works on many different levels: There's Palin's charm and self-deprecating style. There are his keen insights on life, balanced nicely by pure silliness from time to time...A delightful tragelogue." --The Baltimore Sun "Palin's prose is spry and insightful, identifying the true warmth felt for Hemingway in these locales...Any trout-fishing, bull-running, wing-shooting Hemingway fan worth his martini shaker should wind this book fun." --Library Journal
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    Driven by a desire to uncover the truth about Ernest Hemingway, Palin sets off on a world tour of the famous author's haunts - from the World War I battlefields where Hemingway was badly injured, to the running of the bulls at Pamplona where he set his most famous book The Sun Also Rises, and to Cuba, his adopted home for 20 years. Palin's inimitable prose wonderfully explores Hemingway's all-action, hard-drinking and sport-loving lifestyle, truly getting under the skin of one of this century's greatest writers. Basil Pao's fantastic photographs capture the local scenes beautifully making this a glorious book to linger over and savour. (Kirkus UK)