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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
Indra K. Nooyi
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An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

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Himalaya
Michael Palin

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753819906
Price : 599

About the book
Having risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard travelling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world's deepest gorges, Palin also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors.

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'Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with'

'A glorious travel book. There's never a dull moment, either, in the stunning photography or the entertaining travel notes'

'Brisk, fresh and makes you want to go where he has gone'

'Coupled with his eye for detail, he has the diarist's willingness to try anything and to laugh at himself ... travel-writing of unpretentious charm and enjoyable originality'

'The ultimate armchair travel book'

     
Michael Palin
Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. A self-confessed dromomaniac (travel addict), he has written books to accompany his six very successful tr...(+)
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