Michael Palin announces new book tour | Volume 4 of his diaries out this autumn

Michael Palin announces new book tour

Volume 4 of his diaries out this autumn

Michael Palin has announced a new tour to promote the next volume of his diaries, entitled There And Back.

Volume four of his memoirs covers the decade from 1999 to 2009, in which he hosts four travel series as well as  a number of documentaries from art to the last day of the First World War. 

He also watches his family grow as he enters his 60s at a time of turmoil in the world; The Twin Towers fall, bombs blast London, banks collapse and whole economies teeter on the brink.

Publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson say: ‘His diary reflects his constant struggle against routine and repetition, and his irresistible and often nerve-shredding attraction to new challenges. Some work, some don't, but by the end of this volume he's reached the retirement age of 65. And he's planning a new journey.’

Announcing the tour, Palin said of the tour: ‘I’ll bring to life the fourth collection of my diaries and the first to be released for 10 years. Lots of fun as I go through the Noughties, and some dark times too. I constantly surprise myself with the sheer amount I took on.’

The former Python will embark on a 13-date tour to promote the book, starting on September 15 in Norwich and culminating at London’s Cadogan Hall a month later.

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Published: 30 May 2024

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