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Good but not brilliant,
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Book to accompany excellent TV series - all of Michael Palin's travel series are soon to be available in one great DVD boxset! Anyway back to the book. I own all of Palin's travel books and I'd said this is one of the weaker ones with only Hemingway Adventure worse. I found it quite terse and disjointed which in part can be explained by the fact the series was recorded in parts. The images by Basil Pao are as usual excellent and a major redeeming feature for the book overall (hence 4*). As an accompaniment to the TV or DVD the book is fine as you get the usual quirky humour coming through but as a standalone book it didn't really work for me.