... This book accompanies the more recent series, New Europe.
The thinking behind New Europe was that of all the continents Michael Palin had visited, Europe was the one he had explored the least. With countries in Eastern Europe joining the EU, it would therefore be useful and interesting for ... Read review
"...accompanies the more recent series, New Europe.
The thinking behind New Europe was that of all the continents Michael Palin had visited, Europe was the one he had explored the least. With countries in Eastern Europe joining the EU, it would therefore be useful and interesting for him to find out more about these countries and the people who live there.
He starts in Slovenia and eventually ends up in Berlin, after visiting about 12 countries.
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"Absolutely love the way Michael Palin writes his books. Not only is his as honest as possible about the situations that he finds himself in, but also his comedy back ground creeps in on many occassions. Michael Palin starts this journey in Slovenia and makes his way through many of the now old Eastern Bloc countries. He takes along with him his trusted camera crew and other helpers that make the journey go with as few problems as possible, but it ..."
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Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, filming its exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many of his own generation. As in all his series, Palin's New Europe takes the form of a journey through countries which have rich and complex cultures. Few have survived intact, as the ebb and flow of warring armies has continually changed the map of Europe. Starting in the mountains of Slovenia he travels down through Croatia and the former Yugoslavia to Albania before turning northwards to embrace Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, The Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, the former East Germany, Poland, the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (as Konigsberg originally home to the Teutonic Knights), Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, opening up a new and undiscovered world to millions of viewers and readers. See all Product Description