North Korea Journal

Author(s): Michael Palin

History, Politics and Society

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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General Fields

  • : 9781786331908
  • : penguin random house
  • : Hutchinson
  • : May 2019
  • : ---length:- '22.2'width:- '15.6'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Palin
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 951.93
  • : 4 Non Fiction
  • : 176