• Diaries 1969-1979

  • The Python Years
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 10-30-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
  • 4.0 (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Michael Palin has kept a diary since being newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter (for David Frost, the Two Ronnies, etc). Monty Python was just around the corner. In this first volume of his diaries, he tells for the first time how Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Monty Python team.
©2006 Michael Palin; (P)2006 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
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By Oskar LB on 04-02-08

Silly is the word.

Short, terse, but enjoyable odyssey through the life of Michael Palin; who just happened to be one of the core members of a silly group of brits which changed the course of comedy.
Silly is the word. Palin's the name.

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By Gillian on 06-17-10

fascinating

I listened to halfway to hollywood first and immediately bought this as i wanted to know more about the early years of python. I'm old enough to have been around when Python was born although I can't recite the parrot sketch or any others. Palin is a great story telller it was fascinating to re live the 70's through his eyes knowing what we know now about his career and those of his fellow Python's

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By mark on 07-07-13

An Interesting read.

I bought this book as Python fan and I wasn't disappointed. It gives great insights into the feelings of the group at the height of their success and all from the viewpoint of the quiet python. The fact that Michael Palin narrates himself only adds to the enjoyment.

A must read for any Python fan. Not to be missed.

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By luke on 02-23-17

great stories. Abrupt, disappointing ending

A must for any python fan. Ending could be better. A last and final word would've been good.

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