An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 20mm | 100g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 4x8pp colour plate sections
  • 1847679277
  • 9781847679277
  • 1,764

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Genius or mental case? Prepare to be amazed Esquire
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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 * *
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About Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington is the author of seven bestselling books: The World of Karl Pilkington, Happyslapped by a Jellyfish, Karlology, An Idiot Abroad, The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad, The Moaning of Life and More Moaning. He was part of the Guinness World Record-breaking podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which was downloaded over 300 million times and became an animation for HBO in the USA. He also starred in three series of Sky 1's global hit An Idiot Abroad and most recently, The Moaning of Life.
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8,270 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (3,285)
3 26% (2,148)
2 6% (483)
1 2% (142)

Our customer reviews

...he's just got a very different perspective on everything. How often have you visited something like a Wonder of the World and felt obliged to get all gushy about it, because everyone else is. It's a refreshing change to have someone wonder why you'd even want to look at the Great Wall of China from Space, or consider why the massive Christ figure has an undefined chin and beard and it's all sort of merged into a lumpy chin. I loved the TV show and the book was great for all the additional stuff, a bit more background and a lot more "Karlisms". Karl should get into Parliament - would be great to have someone who cuts to the chase!show more
by Lesley Lyons
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