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|Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - ON-ORDER (not available yet)||On Order|
|Mansfield, Main Library - Adult New Nonfiction||951.9305 PALIN||DUE 12-18-19|
|Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials||951.9305 PALIN||DUE 12-26-19|
170 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"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.
Issued also in electronic format.
Online version: Palin, Michael. Diaries. Selections. North Korea journal. Toronto : Random House Canada, 2019 0735279837 9780735279834 (OCoLC)1102783435