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Brazil Michael Palin/Manaus/Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo/Python/Signed Copy
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This book is in excellent (virtually mint) condition and is NOT price-clipped at all. Signed Copy.

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A book that has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. May have no identifying marks on the inside cover. No wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: This book is in excellent (virtually mint) condition and is NOT price-clipped at all. Signed Copy.

Michael Palin




"The World / Ideas / Culture": General Interest



Subject 2:

Travel Writing

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1st Edition, Personalised, Signed

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Key Features
Author(s)Michael Palin
PublisherOrion Publishing Co
Date of Publication11/10/2012
GenreTravel Writing

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintWeidenfeld & Nicolson
Content Note200 illustrations

Weight1322 g
Width199 mm
Height275 mm
Spine27 mm

Author BiographyMichael 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. He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.

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'Brazil' by Michael PALIN with Basil PAO. Published in hardback Weidenfeld & Nicolson (The Orion Publishing Group), please note that this book is a 2012 first edition book which has been personally signed & dedicated to the title page by the author himself (see photo). This book is in excellent (virtually mint) condition and is not price-clipped at all. Please note that this book is very heavy so therefore the Shipping Costs for UK buyers are £4.80p GBP by Royal Mail 2nd Class parcels (in addition to the final sale price). The Recommended Retail Price for this book is £25. 

Michael Palin undertakes another of his celebrated journeys, to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. As much of the world is mired in recession Brazil continues to be an economic powerhouse, as well as host to a staggering variety of peoples, from the hugely wealthy to the abjectly poor, from twenty-first-century technocrats to tribes who continue to live as their ancestors have for centuries.

Michael starts his journey in The North, in the remote mountains and forests of the Lost World on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in The South at the legendary Iguacu Falls on the border with Argentina. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and by foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle. He visits Manaus, the gaudy capital of the nineteenth-century rubber barons and on to the ruins of Fordlandia. Henry Ford's madcap scheme to corner the rubber market by building a replica of the American mid-west deep in the jungle. He samples life in the deeply conservative agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the startling modernism of Brasilia and the heady mix of dancing, noise, wall-to-wall urban art, hybrid sexuality, religious fervour, beach life and spectacular setting which characterises Rio de Janeiro. Michael ventures into the once-feared slums, the favelas. He travels down the north-east coast with its African-inspired culture; to Sao Luis with its hectic carnival atmosphere as it hosts one of the biggest festivals outside Rio; to Recife and Salvador, where Michael is swept up in Candomble, with its myriad saints, chicken and goat sacrifices, dancers, drummers and shamans.

Michael heads to Sao Paulo, where the super rich commute by helicopter. He meets factory workers whose origins could be Italian, Japanese or German. Heading south Michael tastes German beer served from a motorcycle sidecar and tries his hand at being a cowboy before journey's end in a boat beneath one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. This is Brazil uncovered. A country seen in all its moods from the mean to the majestic. A country brimming with life and energy and constant surprises. Perfect for Palin ...

Ths 2012 first edition & personally signed book is fully & lavishly illustrated and runs to 320 pages. This book is in excellent (virtually mint) condition and a fascinating read. Please note that the Shipping Costs for UK buyers ONLY are £4.80p GBP by Royal Mail (in addition to the final sale price).

The author: Michael PALIN is a scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, television presenter, actor and playwright. He 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, A Fish Called Wanda, 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. In 2006 the first volume of his diaries, 1969-1979: The Python Years, spent several weeks on the bestseller lists. The second volume, Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988, was published in 2009. He has also written books to accompany his, now eight, very successful travel series, Around the World in 80 Days (an updated edition of which was published in 2008, twenty years later), Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure, Sahara, Himalaya and New Europe. Most have been No.1 bestsellers and Himalaya was No. 1 for 11 weeks. He is the author of a number of children's stories, the play The Weekend and the novels Hemingway's Chair and The Truth.

Basil PAO began his photographic career in 1980 on his return to Hong Kong after 10 years in the United States, where he was an art director for Atlantic, Polygram and Warner Brothers. He first worked with Michael Palin on the design for the book accompanying Monty Python's Life of Brian. They have since collaborated on many of the books in his television travel series. In 2007 he wrote and photographed China Revealed: A Portrait of the Rising Dragon

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