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Re: Book signing by Jonoutoftheblue on 24 October 2007 1:44am
 
It was great to meet Michael at last at Southampton West Quay on Monday at the book signing.It was a very hurried meeting as there were queues of people waiting to meet him.But at least I got to say hello.
John.
 
Re: Book signing by julwis on 26 October 2007 2:09am
 
Got to meet Michael today in Cambridge. He did seem a little more rushed than before, but I guess he knows how long the queues can be. Still good to see him again.
 
Re: Book signing by Jacqueline Lemay on 29 October 2007 10:20am
 
Does anyone know when Michael's going to be in Amsterdam for book signings? Any information would be very helpful! :)
 
Re: Book signing by Marja on 29 October 2007 2:24pm
 
Will Michael visit any other places in the Netherlands for book signing?
 
Re: Book signing by els on 29 October 2007 2:47pm
 
nou dat zou ik ook wel willen weten ben groot fan van Michael
GR Els
 
Re: Book signing by bagnall on 30 October 2007 5:00pm
 
Book Signing, Cambridge 25/10/2007

Photos here: http://www.bagnall.co.uk/bagblog/2007/10/michael-palin-book-signing

It has long been an ambition of mine to buy Michael Palin a pint! Today my ambition was realised. OK, I didn't bump into him in a pub, I queued for 1¼ hours in a bookshop at a book signing and OK, it wasn't a full pint, it was a 500ml bottle, but it was chilled, Yorkshire Ale.

Since my teenage years, Monty Python were the comedians who pushed the envelope of comedy, poking fun at establishment and offending, well everyone!

Among other satirists, they are responsible for this country being able to have the complete freedom to criticise and mock the powers that be.

Since then, "The Young Ones", "Father Ted" and "Green Wing" among my favourites, have pushed the barriers still further while the Pythons, Michael Palin among them, have moved on to other things, but are fondly remembered for the Monty Python years.

Because of his time with Monty Python and his endless travels around the world, I would say he would be one of the most interesting people I could hope to sip a pint with in a pub (without sitting there expectantly waiting for him to be funny).

I gave him the bottle of beer "because it's highly unlikely that I'll bump into him in a pub", but I told him that "if I ever do, I'll buy him another".

Book signings are soon over for the visitor, but probably drag on for the celebrity. Michael seemed a little less relaxed than we know him from TV, perhaps because everyone there is queuing for a piece of him?

I still have many more questions for him like "How come he manages to find so many pretty young guides on his travels?", "What are his favourite comedy shows today?", "How do they manage to take all those shots from so many vantage points of for example a moving train? Do they shoot extra footage when he isn't there?" and many more.

He seemed to be pleased to have been given a pint and I hope he drank it and enjoyed it after the signing.

Thanks for your time Michael & Cheers!
 
Re: Book signing by kisch on 30 October 2007 7:04pm
 
thank you for the report and pix, Richard ! Yorkshire ale, now how cool is that !:))
 
Re: Book signing by julwis on 31 October 2007 1:19am
 
Thanks Richard, you must have been a few places behind me in the queue. Michael did seem a bit less relaxed there, but it was his second signing of the day.
 
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