Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A Fish Called Wanda and, more recently, American Friends and Fierce Creatures. His television credits include two films for the BBC's Great Railway Journeys, the plays East of Ipswich and Number 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH. He has written books to accompany his five very successful travel series, Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure and Sahara. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play The Weekend and the novel Hemingway's Chair. www.palinstravels.co.uk.Palin, Michael is the author of 'Himalaya' with ISBN 9780312341626 and ISBN 0312341628.