Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979

Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979 : The Python Years

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Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter (for David Frost, the Two Ronnies, etc). But Monty Python was just around the corner. In this first volume of his diaries he tells for the first time how Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Monty Python team.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 140 x 162 x 10mm | 140.62g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752875612
  • 9780752875613
  • 856,226

Review quote

'Palin's calm manner and writing style, as ever, make the journey an exceptional one.' -- Natalie Bushe THE HERALD 'As you would expect from this most engaging of writers and broadcasters, the diaries are funny, honest and perceptive. Even better, the audio version is read by Palin himself.' -- Simon Evans PARK & HOLIDAY HOMES Read by the author, these memoirs of the PYTHON years are riveting... Palin brings to bear an affectionate but accurate eye. We experience the insecurities of John Cleese, Graham Chapman's drunken grandeur, the pleasure of George Harrison's company, the obstinacy of Woody Allen, and the wackiness of Shelley Duvall, along with glimpses of Palin's family joys and sadnesses.' -- Betty Tadman THE SCOTSMAN '3 out of 4 stars' -- Stefaan Werbrouck FOCUS KNACK 'There's something about Michael Palin's voice which is perfect for audiobooks... a fascinating account of the Monty Python years from the inside... the time just flies by... Fabulous stuff from Gospel Oak's most popular globetrotter.' -- David Crozier HAM & HIGHshow more

About Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken 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. He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR. Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken 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. He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.show more

Review Text

'Palin's calm manner and writing style, as ever, make the journey an exceptional one.' Natalie Bushe THE HERALDshow more

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