North Korea Journal

North Korea Journal

Hardback (19 Sep 2019)

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Synopsis

THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY A glimpse of life inside the world?s most secretive country, as told by Britain?s best-loved travel writer. 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 for Channel 5 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.

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Hutchinson

Hutchinson

Founded in 1887 by George Hutchinson with capital of three thousand pounds, Hutchinson opened for business in the basement of 25 Paternostor Row, near St Paul's Cathedral. It is the home of fiction that you have to press into the hands of your friends and non-fiction that is entertaining and erudite. We publish bestsellers, Helen Dunmore, Sebastian Faulks, Robert Harris, Douglas Kennedy and Ruth Rendell, book club favourites, Aimee Bender, Anna Quindlen. We are committed to discovering new talent that combine a distinctive voice with great storytelling skills and recent acquisitions include Bonnie Nadzam, longlisted for the Women’s Prize, New York Times bestsellers, Sloane Crosley, Ayana Mathis, Marisha Pessl and Amor Towles.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786331908
Publisher: Hutchinson
Imprint: Hutchinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.1930452
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 20436
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 596g
Height: 222mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 24mm