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  • Diaries 1969 - 1979 Volume One
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 29 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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By: Michael Palin
Narrated by: Michael Palin
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Summary

Michael Palin's best-selling diaries before, during and after Monty Python.

Michael Palin's diaries begin when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself in the world of television comedy. But Monty Python was just around the corner.... 

Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the Pythons then proceeded to tour the USA and Canada. As their popularity grew, so Palin relates how the group went their separate ways, later to re-form for stage shows and the celebrated films The Holy Grail and Life of Brian. Living through the three-day week and the miners strike and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these perceptive and funny diaries.

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©2006 Michael Palin (P)2006 Orion Publishing Group

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remarkably gripping

Very enjoyable - not 'just a diary' . Michael Pali n comes over as a companiable guy leading an interesting life.

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the python years

Excellent diaries read by Michael Palin. most enjoyable listen about the python years. cannot wait to listen to Michael's other diaries

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Python the early years

Another enlightening listening from Michael Palin. I do have some recollections of those middle to late seventies television. Entertaining as always

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Got to be a great value audiobook !

I have always admired Mr.Palin from early Python times ( and before in his writing for Do Not Adjust Your Set ), so his character was familiar in this very long book - just saw him on TV last night ( Palin in Iraq ) and he has aged well - just like the fine wines he drinks a lot of in his books !

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Riveting

I started with Travelling to Work, amazing then listened to Full Circle and was waiting for the extended Python Years and have just finished. So interesting on so many levels, the relationship between the "Pythons" how that changes, the making of the films which makes me remember all the memorable scenes and how often I am reminded how apt they are in life. As I get older I often find myself in the Holy Grail scene with the King and prince and trying to get the guards to do as they are told......

Just downloaded the next 29 hours of the eighties and cannot wait to get started.

If you like to listen this is a must.

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Can’t beat Palin

He’s a bit of a hero of mine . Slightly biased but this is so great to hear . Having bought the book when it came out , and then downloaded the shortened version a few years ago , it was really nice to hear the full version . The dates were changing a lot , most of which was because of COVID and then that nice Mr Palin had posted on social media he was finally recording the audiobooks in full.
Very interesting throughout and not that we didn’t know already , Palin comes across as a thoughtful , generous and caring person who deserves all recognition for his works.