Author: Palin, Michael|Jones, Terry
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Year Published: 1978
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: After Monty Python's Flying Circus
ended, the performers went their separate ways, and writing partners Michael Palin and Terry Jones enjoyed a modest success with Ripping Yarns
, a series that gently mocked the kind of stiff-upper-lipped adventure stories that thrilled generations of schoolboys.
This book contains the scripts of six classic episodes, beginning with "Tomkinson's Schooldays," in which Palin plays a boy trapped in a bizarre boarding school where the pupils beat the headmaster and the school bully wields all the real power. When Tomkinson is caught trying to escape his punishment, he is to be entered in a grueling long-distance hopping race. Will his leg hold out? "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" finds Palin in a German prisoner-of-war camp during the First World War. Sent there because of his repeated attempts to break out of every other camp, he finds his fellow prisoners curiously reluctant to make a bid for freedom. Undaunted, and determined to become the first man to escape from Stalag Luft 112B, he begins to build a glider from empty toilet-paper tubes.
In Store Location: Bookcase 39 - Performing Arts NF 1,