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Pleasant if not life-changing read
on 22 April 2017
If you have read and enjoyed around he world in 80 days this is very much more of the same.
Palin's innate niceness comes out on the page as it does on screen and this journey was made at a time of political change, not least in the Soviet Union (as it was about to cease to be). Given that he was travelling wth some minders to look after him, even in the less developed countries the worst he has to contend with is stomach bugs, lack of sleep and missed connections rather than anything too serious but this is nevertheless an engaging read