Celebrated scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, actor and television presenter, Michael Palin will be at Eason’s new flagship store in Belfast on Friday 23rd November from 12.30pm to sign copies of Brazil, the book to accompany his latest travel series.

Michael Palin has now written eight travel series books – with most having been No 1 bestsellers, including;

Around the World in 80 Days; Pole to Pole; Full Circle; Hemingway Adventure; Sahara; New Europe; and Himalaya which enjoyed the No 1 spot for 11 weeks.

In Brazil, Michael charts another incredible journey across one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries.

Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern Cities, it is also one of the few countries Michael Palin has never fully travelled.  The book chronicles his journey as he explores in his inimitable way this vast and disparate nation. From the Venezuelan Border and the forests of the Lost World where he encounters the Yanomami and their ongoing territorial war with the gold Miners; he follows Teddy Roosevelt’s disastrous expedition of 1914; he journeys by river to the headwaters of the Xingu;  by plane over huge tracts of forest, by steam train and by road along the Trans-Amazonica allow him to reach a Kaleidoscopic mix of peoples: the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendants of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals and festivals and music, the large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal amongst them.

His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls.  Jonathan Johnston, Store Manager of Eason’s flagship store in Belfast, said: “Michael Palin always pulls in great crowds and as we start the countdown to Christmas we are delighted he is coming to Eason in Belfast to give his army of fans here in Northern Ireland the chance to get their copy of Brazil signed – it’s the perfect gift!

“Friday’s event is one of a number of high profile signings taking place in Eason’s flagship store in the coming weeks and we’re delighted to be able to bring these great opportunities to our customers. To find out more about forthcoming events visit our website at www.easons.com.