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Great-Uncle Harry Michael Palin

Great-Uncle Harry By Michael Palin

Great-Uncle Harry by Michael Palin


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Great-Uncle Harry Summary

Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire by Michael Palin

'An important historical record and a well-paced story in its own right, Great-Uncle Harry is also much more than that: a tremendous act of love.' Guardian
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From the time, many years ago, when Michael Palin first heard that his grandfather had a brother, Harry, he was determined to find out more about him.

The quest that followed involved hundreds of hours of painstaking detective work. Michael dug out every bit of family gossip and correspondence he could. He studied every relevant official document. He tracked down what remained of his great-uncle Harry's diaries and letters, and pored over photographs of First World War battle scenes to see whether Harry appeared in any of them. He walked the route Harry took on that fatal, final day of his life amid the mud of northern France. And as he did so, a life that had previously existed in the shadows was revealed to him.

Great-Uncle Harry is an utterly compelling account of an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. A blend of biography, history, travelogue and personal memoir this is Michael Palin at his very finest.
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PRAISE FOR EREBUS:
'Beyond terrific. I didn't want it to end.' BILL BRYSON
'Magisterial . . . Palin brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people.' THE TIMES
'Everybody's talking about it . . . A brilliant book.' CHRIS EVANS
'I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting.' LORRAINE KELLY

Great-Uncle Harry Reviews

Palin has packed in an astonishing amount of detective work here, digging through work records, photographs and different peoples diaries. Harry might have been what his great nephew calls a very small fish in a very big war, but with this book he has finally been given a voice. An important historical record and a well-paced story in its own right, Great-Uncle Harry is also much more than that: a tremendous act of love. * Guardian *

About Michael Palin

Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and The Death of Stalin. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway's Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries. He received a BAFTA fellowship in 2013, and a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours list.

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GOR013722506
9781804940655
1804940658
Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire by Michael Palin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2024-05-09
336
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