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This book takes us to many places where the famous author lived drank, fought and shot various animals… It’s a National Geographic view of Michigan (where Hemingway was born), Paris, Spain (Pamplona), Italy, Africa (Kenya), and Idaho where Hemingway died (actually killed himself).
Hemingway lived in Toronto, Canada for a time, but alas old T.O. gets no mention (or photos) in this book – it can’t compare to the above mentioned exotic locations!
It’s a very cursory look at this very spirited write
A slightly unstuffy, upper middle class, English twit, roaming the Earth in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway sounds like the makings of a fun adventure, and if Michael Palin had given more to his journey (or perhaps simply had been better at recording what he did give) it could have been a fun adventure, but most of Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure ends up being pretty difficult to enjoy.
Palin spends much of his time going to the places Hemingway went, recording how they’ve changed over the
During a signing session at Stanfords bookstore in London Covent Garden I told Michael Palin about my small town Cuneo, in North West Italy, and the fact that he did not mention it nor visit it. Hemingway actually came here in 1954, to buy some famous rum chocolates which are still produced nowadays. He underlined what an interesting story that was and asked me why, instead of being there and telling him the tale, it did not occur to me to bring some … Such a funny encounter..