Around the World in 80 Days

By: Palin, Michael

Price: £13.00

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Book Condition: Very good

VGC.BBC Books,1989.Reprinted edition.Grey hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick and light shelf wear on the edges of the cover) with Dj(two small tears and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with colour, b/w photos, maps, drawings.Nice and clean pages with some creases and scratch on the edges,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Price clipped.256pp.

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Product Description: In the autumn of 1988 Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. He had to make the journey in 80 days - accompanied by a BBC film crew - using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg. Their voyage took them from the opulence of the Orient Express to the stench of a Venetian refuse-collecting boat; from the lurching progress of an Egyptian camel called Michael to the heights of a hot-air balloon over Aspen,Colorado. Palin was attacked by a parrot in Hong Kong, given a close shave by an apparently blind Indian barber and accepted into the Brotherhood of Mariners by King Neptune himself - all recorded by the BBC film crew and resulting in a six-part television series on BBC1. This book is the story of, and the story behind, the making of that television series.

Title: Around the World in 80 Days

Author Name: Palin, Michael

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Edition: Reprinted edition

Publisher: BBC Books: 1989

ISBN Number: 0563208260

ISBN Number 13: 9780563208266

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Jacket Condition: Very good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 208

Keywords: Palin, Michael -- Travel, Voyages around the world, Around the world in 80 days (Television program) Travel & Exploration Around the World in 80 Days,