Reviews

  • Palin expands on his Channel 5 documentary with this absorbing and beautifully illustrated day-by-day account.

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

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

    Kirkus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reading his account . . . one is reminded afresh of Palin’s great qualities as a traveller – his curiosity, good humour, and willingness to see the best in everyone he encounters.

    Telegraph
  • A fascinating and humorous document

    Choice Magazine
  • Gem of a book

    Daily Express
  • It’s a typically entertaining guide, combining travelogue tips with his own interesting observations

    RTE Guide

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