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Written by national treasure Michael Palin, The Truth tells the story of Keith Mabbut, a man currently at at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes him all the way to Orissa and the environmental hotspots of India. The more Keith discovers about Hamish, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is Hamish really who he claims to be? A wonderful portrayal of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure, this hardback is warm, witty, original and surprising!
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The Truth is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable book that raises tricky questions about the cost of progress, and even trickier ones about our need for heroes, the price of personal compromise, and what Palin calls "the uncontroversial assumption that the truth is immutable" (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)
winning characterisation, clever plot and deep sense of humanity it's an unmitigated delight (CHOICE)
well-crafted, warm hearted - and wholly recommended (READER'S DIGEST)
entertaining...delightfully funny (SUNDAY EXPRESS)
Part environmental thriller, part biting swipe at the publishing industry...a thoughtful and generous study of failure (DAILY MAIL)
Michael Palin has proved himself a major talent at many things. Storytelling is another. (ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS)
The Truth is the perfect example of his literary brilliance - here's hoping he won't leave it so long until his next novel. (STYLIST)
The Truth is a wonderful, heart-warming novel exploring the issues of media manipulation, private lives and public persona, and the balance of progress against environmental damage. (LOVEREADING UK)
An entertaining story of hero worship, compromise and grubby trade-offs. (TATLER)
reads like a dream (Christopher Bray THE DAILY EXPRESS)
From the inimitable Michael Palin comes the warm and witty story of an everyman, a tantalising offer, a journey to India, and the search for the truth.
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Book Description Orion Publishing Co, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Seller Inventory # mon0000418377