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Full Circle by Michael Palin
Full Circle by Michael Palin
Having enjoyed Michael Palin's novel, The Truth, Full Circle was my next choice of book. I saw some of the television series of Mr Palin's Pacific Rim travels. What comes across in the book, far more than from the television programmes, is the hardship and the duration of the trip, the toughness and the bravery of the whole crew, the distance from home and families for them all, and the constant packing of bags and endless travel that often lasted for many, many hours between stages of the journey. In reading, there is more time to assess these facts than there is in a program lasting about an hour wherein perhaps two or three countries passed through are covered. Mr Palin does not moan… Read more