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Re: Palin's Diaries by tucsonmike on 9 March 2008 3:15am
 
I am supposed to get my copy in a couple of weeks. Mom and Dad are bringing it.
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by Revolution12 on 9 March 2008 3:24am
 
I just ordered mine, so I should get it in about a week. So excited!
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by geordiegirl on 9 March 2008 4:29pm
 
Yes there are lots of good photos of the family in the Diaries. Glad it's now available in US cheap!
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by Lady April on 13 March 2008 12:29am
 
I've been reading Diaries. The first thing that really threw me was the first photograph of Edward Palin, the great gradnfather. What a terribly handsome guy. Then noticing all the Palins look alike through the generations. I bet Tom and William have inherited this inevitable Palin gene. I often wonder what they look like these days.
Which one of Michaels kids had a child? anyone know?
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by sanna75 on 13 March 2008 12:33am
 
I don't think he has told who has the kid. But I just love the name Archie. Sounds so very English :-)
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by peripatetically on 13 March 2008 12:50am
 
Archie was Cleesie's name in "Wanda". lol
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by sanna75 on 13 March 2008 12:55am
 
Ah, that's right. Forgot about that :-)
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by Spursfan on 13 March 2008 1:00am
 
As an unconnected bit of trivia, there used to be a ventriloquist dummy ON THE RADIO !!!! called Archie - the prog was called Educating Archie.

As a toddler/young child I used to listen and think it was a real boy!!! But then again I once heard Jimmy Clitheroe on the radio whilst at lunch from Primary School and asked Mom how come he had the day off school (for those who don't know he was actually a small man in his forties!!)!
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by mrsthing on 13 March 2008 2:13am
 
Cleese chose the name Archie Leach because it was the real name of Cary Grant, who was also born in Weston Super Mare.

When I was a child I always believed the people on TV were real, and the people in books were real, even if they lived in a place I couldn't ever get to. The world is so big when you're a little kid that it seems like there are lots of exotic places you can't get to without a lot of trouble, so stories set in imaginary places didn't seem so unbelievable to me. So it was a terrible shock to me to see TV characters interviewed in their "real" personae, and to find out that they were ordinary people who lived in houses and drove cars and stuff like that. Didn't they live in the TV? It was like finding out that Santa Claus was really just a guy in a red suit doing a part-time seasonal job at the department store. Authors didn't fool me, though. They said they created the characters and places they wrote about, but I believed the characters found them and told their stories through the authors.
 
Re: Palin's Diaries by Spursfan on 13 March 2008 10:16am
 
"It was like finding out that Santa Claus was really just a guy in a red suit doing a part-time seasonal job at the department store."

Is he? You have just shattered my illusion. Boooooooo!!

;-)

[I have actually visited the REAL Santa Claus' (St Nicholas) tomb in Myra, Turkey so I know he DID exist hahaha]

If a TV character played another role on TV, I would think he was the same character if you see what I mean. Dale Robertson, for example, was in something called Tales of Wells Fargo and then starred in Iron Horse. To me as a kid it was the bloke from WF owning a railroad (or whatever it as about!) rather than two separate programmes entirely!!

Anne
 
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