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Full Circle - Michael Palin

Full Circle
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Hardcover first edition, 1997, BBC Books
Author Michael Palin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Michael Palin's Trips
Genre Travel literature
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date 1997
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 320
ISBN 0-563-37121-8
OCLC Number 37851763
Preceded by Pole to Pole
Followed by Hemingway Adventure

Full Circle is a travel book by writer and television presenter Michael Palin. Full Circle is a written accompaniment for Palin's 1997 BBC travel documentary Full Circle with Michael Palin. The book recounts the journey of Palin and the BBC film crew to countries and regions around the rim of the Pacific Ocean in 1996 and 1997. Full Circle consists of text by Palin and photographs by Basil Pao, who accompanied the crew on the trip. Basil Pao also produced a book, Full Circle - The Photographs, containing many more of his pictures.

Palin visits various locations in the Russia, United States, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Canada, with each region appearing as a separate chapter. Each chapter features a day-by-day recount, similar to a diary, with headings such as "Day 43 - Huis Ten Bosch". There are occasional breaks in this format, however, where particular days are not mentioned.

The trip described in the book covered 50,000 miles (80,000 km) through 17 countries over a period of ten months, the longest of Palin's trips.

Audio edition

This book was made available as an audiobook, read by Michael Palin. Two versions of the audiobook exist, an abridged version that lasts 6 hours and an unabridged version that lasts 11 hours, 53 minutes.

External links

  • Online version of text on Michael Palin's site, palintravels.co.uk
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