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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Author: Paul Torday

ISBN: 9780753821787
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14 June 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.8 x 2.0
An extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love - a Sunday Times bestseller.

This is the story of Dr Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist - for whom diary-notable events include the acquisition of a new electric toothbrush and getting his article on caddis fly larvae published in Trout and Salmon. Finding himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen, it is a project that will change his life and the course of British political history forever. With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters - including a visionary Sheikh, a weaselly spin doctor, Fred's devilish wife and a few thousand transplanted salmon - SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN is a novel about hypocrisy and bureaucracy, dreams and deniability and the transforming power of faith and love.

About The Author

Paul Torday was born in 1946 and read English Literature at Oxford. He spent the next 30 years working in industry, after which he scaled back his business responsibilities to fulfil a long-harboured ambition - to write. He burst on to...

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