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Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and The Death of Stalin. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries. From 2009 to 2012 he was president of the Royal Geographical Society. He received a BAFTA fellowship in 2013, and a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours list. He lives in London.

Books by Michael Palin

North Korea Journal

A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer.

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

Michael Palin brings to life one of the greatest adventures of all time

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A Sackful of Limericks

A collection of over 100 wondrously witty and fabulously festive limericks

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin

Watch Michael Palin discuss his new book, Erebus. HMS Erebus was lost exploring the Arctic in 1848, and rediscovered 166 years later. Erebus: The Story of a Ship traces the remarkable journeys of a ship at the forefront of exploration in the 19th century, one which visited both Antarctica and the Arctic. Drawing on sources ranging from the diaries of the crew to the wreck of the Erebus itself, Michael Palin, the legendary comedian and travel documentarian, reveals the intimate details of life aboard this unique vessel – and how the Erebus met its icy doom. Order your copy of the book here: http://bit.ly/OrderErebus ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the Penguin channel: http://po.st/SubscribePenguinYouTube Follow us here: Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/penguinukbooks Website | http://www.penguin.co.uk Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/penguinukbooks Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/penguinbooks