Michael Palin will go on a 17-city tour to mark the release of the paperback edition of his latest diaries.
The Thirty Years Tour, which begins on 24th September in Gateshead, will be a “celebration of diary writing and will look back over the three decades covered by all his diaries”.
Last year Palin went on tour for the hardback release of Travelling to Work (Orion). The paperback is released on the first day of his tour, and at each tour venue a local bookshop will be selling signed copies of the book.
Key publicity for the book includes an appearance by Palin on BBC One’s “The One Show” tonight (Wednesday).
Palin will also take part in a live 30-minute interview on BBC News Channel’s “News at Five”, talking about the tour and diary writing.
On 14th September he will be on ITV’s “This Morning”.
Print coverage includes a cover story in the Guardian’s Do Something magazine on 12th September, and interviews in the Sunday Express on 12th September and the Telegraph’s Saturday magazine on 26th September.
Radio includes an interview today on BBC Radio Five Live’s “Afternoon Edition”, BBC Radio Four’s “Loose Ends” on 12th September, and on BBC Radio Two’s “Simon Mayo Drivetime” on 14th September.