The Python Years: Volume One: Diaries 1969-1979

The Python Years: Volume One: Diaries 1969-1979


By (author) Michael Palin

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  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 46mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 075382177X
  • ISBN 13: 9780753821770
  • Illustrations note: 61
  • Sales rank: 80,041

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Michael Palin's diaries begin when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself in the world of television comedy. But Monty Python was just around the corner ...Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the Pythons then proceeded to tour the USA and Canada. As their popularity grew, so Palin relates how the group went their separate ways, later to re-form for stage shows and the celebrated films THE HOLY GRAIL and LIFE OF BRIAN. Living through the three-day week and the miners strike, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these perceptive and funny diaries.

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Author information

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films, including an award-winning performance in A FISH CALLED WANDA and, more recently, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC's Great Railway Journeys, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH. The books he wrote to accompany his TV travels have all been bestsellers, as are his published diaries.

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"His warmth and capacity for joy are very appealing" -- Katie Owen SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "a curiously fascinating pleasure" -- Nicola Barr GUARDIAN