Join us, for what is set to be the one of the highlights of our event season, as we welcome the one and only Michael Palin to St Andrews to celebrate the release of his upcoming book _Great-Uncle Harry_.
From the time, many years ago, when Michael Palin first heard that his grandfather had a brother, Harry, who died in tragic circumstances, he was determined to find out more about him.
The quest that followed involved hundreds of hours of painstaking detective work. Michael dug out every bit of family gossip and correspondence he could. He studied every relevant official document. He tracked down what remained of his great-uncle Harry's diaries and letters, and pored over photographs of First World War battle scenes to see whether Harry appeared in any of them. He walked the route Harry took on that fatal, final day of his life amid the mud of northern France. And as he did so, a life that had previously existed in the shadows was revealed to him.
_Great-Uncle Harry_ is an utterly compelling account of an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. A blend of biography, history, travelogue and personal memoir this is Michael Palin at his very finest.
Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from _Monty Python_ and _Ripping Yarns_ to _The Missionary_ and _The Death of Stalin_. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (_Hemingway's Chair_ and _The Truth_) and several volumes of diaries. He received a BAFTA fellowship in 2013, and a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours list.
★★★PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MICHAEL WILL NOT BE DEDICATING ANY BOOKS BEFORE OR AFTER THE EVENT, BUT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REDEEM YOUR PLACE AGAINST A SIGNED EDITION OF _GREAT-UNCLE HARRY_.★★★
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