MICHAEL PALIN's diaries begin
in the late 1960s and tell how Python emerged and triumphed.
Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the group then
proceeded to tour in the United States and Canada,
appearing, like pop stars, at sold-out stadiums coast to
coast and on national chat shows. They even stayed in hotels
newly trashed by Led Zeppelin, later investors in Monty
Python and the Holy Grail, With this growing fame in the
United States came the move from local public broadcasting
to national television there and battles over censorship
followed as up to one line in four was cut from the Python
sketches, rendering them incomprehensible.
Four original BBC television
episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard
Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith.
Surbitonís most famous residents bring their endearingly
funny mix of self-reliance and snobbery to audio.
On a windy spring day in the
Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe
Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a
hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being
tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a
man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in
helping to bring the balloon to safety.
This epic three-volume history
explores life's grand themes through Britain's rich and
colourful history. It looks at important concepts like the
cyclical nature of power and analyses fascinating topics,
for example the consequences of a civil war or what happens
when a third of the population dies. It opens with the
shaping of a nation and closes at the dawn of the 20th
Century by asking what we can learn from our past.
Viva Hooky Street! Del, Rodney
and the boys are back in another pukka selection of shows.
In Homesick, Rodney is elected Chairman of the local Housing
Committee, and Del Boy persuades him to use his position to
get them all ground-floor accommodation. Healthy Competition
sees Rodney deciding to open a rival business - in
partnership with Mickey Pearce! The brothers attend
Grandad's funeral in Strained Relations - and among the
mourners is Uncle Albert. When the wake is over, Del Boy
lets the old sea dog stay the night, but his residency soon
becomes more permanent. And in Hole in One...
Hot on the heels of his
adventures in the Sahara, Michael Palin takes on a
3,000-mile journey across the greatest mountain range on
earth. Encountering extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude
and temperature, he once again brings his unique wit, charm
and wisdom to a geographical land which remains the world's
most majestic natural border, and a meeting place of
different cultures, religions and races.
"Jeff Riggenbach's reading is
ideal: very clear, comfortably paced and objective in tone.
This reviewer urges this book on every adult in
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