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North Korea journal

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT DOCUMENTARYA glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, as told by Britain's best-loved travel writer.In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed.Now he shares his day-by-day diary of his visit, in which he describes not only what he saw - and his fleeting views of what the authorities didn't want him to see - but recounts the conversations he had with the country's inhabitants, talks candidly about his encounters with officialdom, and records his musings about a land wholly unlike any other he has ever visited - one that inspires fascination and fear in equal measure.Written with Palin's trademark warmth and wit, and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout, the journal offers a rare insight into the North Korea behind the headlines.

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Author(s):
Michael Palin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x162x22
EAN-13:
9781786331908
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1786331908
ISBN-13:
9781786331908
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Random House
Title:
North Korea journal

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT DOCUMENTARYA glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, as told by Britain's best-loved travel writer.In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed.Now he shares his day-by-day diary of his visit, in which he describes not only what he saw - and his fleeting views of what the authorities didn't want him to see - but recounts the conversations he had with the country's inhabitants, talks candidly about his encounters with officialdom, and records his musings about a land wholly unlike any other he has ever visited - one that inspires fascination and fear in equal measure.Written with Palin's trademark warmth and wit, and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout, the journal offers a rare insight into the North Korea behind the headlines.

Author(s):
Michael Palin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x162x22
EAN-13:
9781786331908
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1786331908
ISBN-13:
9781786331908
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Random House
Title:
North Korea journal

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