Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9780752886411

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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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When Michael Palin was researching for his novel HEMINGWAY’S CHAIR his interest was stimulated by Hemingway’s appetite for travel and ‘Papa’s’ evocations of the places he knew. Hemingway remains a compelling figure, and Palin’s goal was to revisit Hemingway’s world.

This book includes the American West (‘wide lawns and narrow minds’), Idaho, Michigan (‘fly fishing, hunting’), Europe in the First World (where Hemingway was wounded serving in the Ambulance Brigade), Cuba (where Hemingway wrote FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS), Paris in the Roaring Twenties and Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Sun Valley and Key West – where the Hemingway lookalike competition is an annual event.

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(p) 1999 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with
Observer
Palin is as engaging a writer as he is a presenter, and one keeps turning the pages with anticipation and pleasure
Sunday Telegraph
His easy-going charm and passion for discovery are captivating
Daily Express
A glorious travel book. There's never a dull moment, either, in the stunning photography or the entertaining travel notes
Daily Mail
He observes shrewdly, writes wittily; laughs with, not at, the people he meets, and charmingly slips in a huge amount of information. His approach still towers above its imitators
Independent