Michael Palin's superstar status ensures a vast following * A string of No. 1 bestsellers have dominated the non-fiction lists * Hardback edition was a Sunday Times bestseller Michael Palin's new hardback, Palin's New Europe, to be published in September 2007 alongside peak time BBC TV series * Monty Python's Life of Brian voted the favourite comedy in a poll conducted by Channel 4 in January 2006 * The Broadway hit musical, Monty Python's Spamalot, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail still running at London's Palace Theatre * Major pre-pub serial for hb and appearance on Parkinson * Radio 4 - Michael Palin reading extracts on Book at Bedtime * 'This is an entertaining and at times deeply moving read' Mail on Sunday 'Palin's style is so fluid, and his sincerity so palpable, that it is often easy to underestimate just how talented he is as a comedian, a broadcaster and a writer' Sunday Express
Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A Fish Called Wanda and, more recently, American Friends and Fierce Creatures. His television credits include two films for the BBC's Great Railway Journeys, the plays East of Ipswich and Number 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH. The books he wrote to accompany his TV travels have all been bestsellers.
"His warmth and capacity for joy are very appealing" -- Katie Owen SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "a curiously fascinating pleasure" -- Nicola Barr GUARDIAN