Limited copies available now of this wonderful large format (24.5cm x 19cm x 1.5cm) paperback, packed full of photos!
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. But if the rules were simple, nothong else was. Palin’s Passepartout was not a loyal French manservant but a five person BBC film crew, there to record his every move. Fogg brought back a princess, Palin a lot of dirty laundry and a television series that stands as an unparalleled tribute to the man’s ability to make life difficult for himself.
The book is a story of, and the story behind, the making of the series – a no-holds-barred account of a journey that turned into a Great Twentieth Century Adventure.