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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (eBook)Paul Torday
An extraordinary, beguiling bestselling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love...
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' - who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen - a project that will change his life, and the course of British political history for ever.
With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters - including a visionary Sheikh, a weasely 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.
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This book is average plus. Worth buying if it's on offer somewhere and take away on holiday and read if you find you have finished reading everything else you have brought with you!!
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
An imaginative and witty book.Torday's blend of apparent mundaneness and dry wit is sublime. For me it will be most remembered for a few brilliant laugh-out-loud moments.The book is written not as continueous... More
“Read the book before you watch the film”
Gosh, what a little gem this is! The format of the story is as compelling as the story itself and works wonderfully well. Emails, memos, newspaper and magazine articles, extracts from the diary of the main character -... More