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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin; Read by the Author

Macmillan Audio

Michael Palin’s diaries begin in the late 1960s when he began writing for hugely popular programs. He recounts how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. From the success and cult status brought by Monty Python, Palin shares stories from their world tours, their stay at hotels recently trashed by Led Zeppelin, their battles over censorship, and how individually the Pythons went their separate ways. Yet at the same time they were working on the now celebrated series of films, including The Holy Grail, many of whose lines are known by heart to a considerable portion of the English-speaking world. The birth and childhood of his three children, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his friendship with George Harrison, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these diaries. A perceptive and funny chronicle, the diaries are a rich portrait of a fascinating period.  

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"Michael Palin is not just one of Britain's foremost comedy character actors, he also talks a lot. Yap, yap, yap he goes, all day long and through the night...then, some nights, when everyone else has gone to bed, he goes home and writes up a diary." --John Cleese
 
"Palin's prose is spry and insightful, identifying the true warmth felt for Hemingway in these locales...Any trout-fishing, bull-running, wing-shooting Hemingway fan worth his martini shaker should wind this book fun."--Library Journal on Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
 
"Is there anything Michael Palin can't do?" --Washington Post on Hemingway's Chair
"Michael Palin is not just one of Britain's foremost comedy character actors, he also talks a lot. Yap, yap, yap he goes, all day long and through the night...then, some nights, when everyone else has gone to bed, he goes home and writes up a diary." --John Cleese
 
"Palin's prose is spry and insightful, identifying the true warmth felt for Hemingway in these locales...Any trout-fishing, bull-running, wing-shooting Hemingway fan worth his martini shaker should wind this book fun."--Library Journal on Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
 
"Is there anything Michael Palin can't do?" --Washington Post on Hemingway's Chair

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  • Michael Palin; Read by the Author

  • Michael Palin is a scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, actor and playwright.  He also happens to be one of the funniest people on the planet.
  • Michael Palin BBC
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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin; Read by the Author

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