North Korea journal / Michael Palin
Book | Random House Canada | 2019

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170 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary
"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 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."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic format.
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Diaries. Selections
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Online version: Palin, Michael. Diaries. Selections. North Korea journal. Toronto : Random House Canada, 2019 0735279837 9780735279834 (OCoLC)1102783435
ISBN
9780735279827 (hardcover)
0735279829 (hardcover)
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