Pioneering comedian, travel documentarian and Britain's unofficial nicest man Michael Palin is coming to Falmouth to launch his latest book.

After his role in changing the face of comedy with Monty Python, he tried his hand at travel documentaries and ended up winning the nation's heart with his unassuming presenting style.

Now Falmothians can see him in the flesh when Falmouth Bookseller hosts An Evening with Michael Palin at The Church of King Charles the Martyr at 7.00pm on Wednesday September 26.

'Erebus' tells the tale of the voyages of the titular HMS Erebus, a ship which explored the Antarctic in the early 1800s before being abandoned on an ill fated Arctic expedition in 1845.

The ship was found 169 years later when a Canadian ship came across the wreck.

Michael Palin travelled to various locations across the world to help tell the story, including Tasmania, the Falklands and the Canadian Arctic in search of local information and to experience at first hand the terrain and conditions that the ship and her crew would have had to deal with.

Tickets for the event cost £20 and include admission and a copy of the book, which also retails at £20.

Call 01326 312873 to book tickets.