Queen's Park Book Festival

Michael Palin: Great-Uncle Harry


We are delighted to welcome Michael Palin to the festival. He will be discussing his new book about his great-uncle, who died in the trenches of Northern France. Never having met him, Michael went in search of him through family gossip, letters and historical documents. His tribute blends biography, history, travelogue and personal memoir to paint a portrait of an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. He will be in conversation with this country's leading writer of travel books, Colin Thubron, who appeared at the 2022 festival with his most recent book, The Amur River.