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TOPPING & COMPANY BOOK EVENT - MICHAEL PALIN

02 October 2018 7:30pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed.

Each £20 place booked includes admission to the event and a copy of the book (rrp £20).

Michael Palin, Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter, brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction to the part it played in Ross's Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. He explores the careers of the men who shared its journeys and he describes what life on board was like for the dozens of men who stepped ashore in Antarctica's Victoria Land - and for the officers and crew who froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes, driven to cannibalism and poisoned by the food they had hoped would sustain them. To tell this extraordinary story, Michael has travelled to various locations across the world and produced a magnificent account,  Erebus, whose publication we celebrate in the glorious setting of Ely Cathedral.

For further details and tickets please visit www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/ely/ or contact Topping & Company Booksellers on (01353) 645005 (Mon - Fri: 8.45am - 7pm, Saturday: 8.45am - 7pm, Sunday: 9am - 7pm) ku/oc/skoobgnippot//yle