The Complete Ripping Yarns


Jones, TerryPalin, Michael

26/05/2016 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413777508

About The Complete Ripping Yarns

Here are the complete texts of Ripping Yarns which set British television back fifty years, illustrated with copious stirring photographs from the BBC films themselves. 

‘Six scripts from the demonic imaginations of Michael Palin and Terry Jones which defy the coldness of the printed page and read magnificently’

Daily Telegraph 

‘…you’ll thrill to the story of the rise from bullied to school bully in Tomkinson’s Schooldays. You’ll fight back tears at the stirring exploits of the intrepid British officer who wouldn’t lie down in Stalag Luft 112B, much to the annoyance of the other prisoners, who were all for the quiet life. Then feel the chills run up your spine as the bodies pile up in Murder at Moorstones Manor and The Curse of the Claw.’

Manchester Evening News

‘Truly hilarious’ Los Angeles Times Book Review

 ‘It is a tribute to the zany wit of the Python Loonies that Ripping Yarns grips from the top of Tomkinson’s Schooldays to the Curse of the Claw’

Jerusalem Post Magazine

‘…needless to say they are all very funny. They must be funnier on screen (when are we getting them in the colonies?)’

Evening Standard, Palmerston North, New Zealand


Tomkinson’s Schooldays, The Testing of Eric Olthwaite, Escape from Stalag Luft 112B, Murder at Moonstones Manor, Across the Andes by Frog, The Curse of the Claw, Roger of the Raj,Whinfrey’s Last Case, Golden Gordon


Terry Jones

Educated at Oxford, Terry Jones worked in theatre, wrote revues and scripts for the BBC before becoming one of the creators of Monty Python. He has written many books, including Who Murdered Chaucer? (Methuen), Chaucer's Knight (Methuen), Crusades, Medieval Lives and Barbarians, and children's books such as The Knight and the Squire. He lives in London.


Michael Palin

Michael Palin was born in Sheffield in 1943 and lives with his wife Helen in North London. His publications chronicling his adventures around the world have been huge bestsellers. His books (all of which have accompanied his documentaries for the BBC) include Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Sahara and Himalaya. His films have included The Missionary and A Private Function.


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