Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to Orissa and the environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it...In this wonderful, heartwarming novel, Michael Palin turns his considerable skills to fiction in the story of a ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.
From the inimitable Michael Palin comes the warm and witty story of an everyman, a tantalising offer, a journey to India, and the search for the truth.
Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Pyton's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. He published his first novel, Hemingway's Chair in 1994, then went on to write his seven bestselling travel books: Around the Worl in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure, Sahara, Himalaya and New Europe.