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The hell of being Michael Palin

A review of Travelling to Work: Diaries, 1988-98, by Michael Palin. He leads a charmed life that I wouldn’t wish upon anybody

4 October 2014

9:00 AM

4 October 2014

9:00 AM

Travelling to Work: Diaries, 1988–98 Michael Palin

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pp.592, £25

In these diaries, which I found excellent in a very specific way, Michael Palin tells us about his life between the late 1980s and the late 1990s. At the start of this period, he was about to become a hugely successful presenter of travel programmes. Ten years later, he was wondering if this was, in fact, what he wanted to be.

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