• "An eye-opening look at a place that doesn’t figure on most travellers' bucket lists"

  • "The Python’s most dangerous journey yet. Palin journeyed into the heart of Kim Jong-un’s repressive and secretive regime."

    The Times, 50 Best Book for Autumn
  • "[Lifts] the veil on one of the last blind spots on the globe"

    Irish Independent
  • "A fascinating proposition...[a] winning mix of genuine interest, good-humoured charm and that deceptively steely nose for humbug."

  • "The most recent – and the most extraordinary – trip was his exploration of North Korea… in his North Korea Journal… he offers fresh insight into the secretive country, which he approached with his signature openness and curiosity."

    Radio Times