Travelling to Work

Travelling to Work

Diaries 1988-1998

Book - 2014
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Travelling to Work is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next twenty-five years. The first of many assignments is a modern-day Around the World in 80 Days . Yet, as the diaries reveal, he remained ferociously busy on a host of other projects throughout this whirlwind period, including acting roles and authoring books.

These latest diaries show a man grasping every opportunity that came his way, and they deal candidly with the doubts and setbacks that accompany this prodigious work-rate. As ever, his family life, with three children growing up fast, is there to anchor him.

Travelling to Work is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. These ten years in different directions offer riches on every page to his ever-growing army of readers.
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.
ISBN: 9780297869610
Branch Call Number: 791.45028092 PALIN
Characteristics: xxii, 563 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Mar 14, 2016

At the beginning of his third volume of published diaries, former Python Michael Palin notes that he was looking for a more adventurous life in the waning months of the 1980s. Next thing he knew, he had been recruited to star in televised travelogues that took him to far-flung corners of the world. In Travelling to Work, he recounts travel adventures, notes his impressions of Fergie, Duchess of York, muses about IRA bombings, and records his self-doubts. Pick up this engaging chronicle if you're an armchair traveler, show-biz buff, or fan of Palin.

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