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Michael Palin NZ Tour

18 October, 2012
For immediate release

Michael Palin NZ Tour

Kiwi fans of Michael Palin are in for a treat. The popular star is heading to New Zealand for events around the country (October 31 – November 2).

Palin will be talking about his latest travel adventures, which form a major new book, Brazil ($59.99 RRP, Hachette NZ).

Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, it is also one of the few countries Palin has never fully travelled. Until now.

In this companion book to his new series for the BBC – Palin’s first for five years – he explores in his inimitable way this vast and disparate nation.

Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python team and in subsequent films such as A Fish Called Wanda are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveller of his major television series, however, that he has acquired a vast and loyal following. He is also the author of fiction, with his latest novel The Truth published in July this year.

With tickets for the Christchurch evening already sold out and the other events selling quickly fans need to get in fast. All ticketing details are available at

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