Limited copies available now of this wonderful large format (25cm x 20cm x 2cm) hardback! Includes full photo spreads.
In celebration of a travel classic, an updated edition with new photographs and a new chapter from Around the World in 20 Years documentary. In the autumn of 1988 the real Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by the fictional Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier.
But if the rules were simple, nothing 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. Around the World in 80 Days – Revisited is a revised and updated edition of that original book with many new photographs and Michael’s account of his return to Mumbai and Dubai in 2008, to revisit some of the places and the people he encountered twenty years before.