SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297857082
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

The Death Of An Owl

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297867524
Genre : Fiction
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Political chaos, MPs turning on each other, expediency and skulduggery at the highest echelons of government? No, not Brexit, but a brilliant political satire from the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Andrew Landford, MP is driving home one night along a dark country lane when a barn owl flies into his windscreen. It is an accident, nothing more. But Andrew sits on a parliamentary committee concerned with the protection of endangered species, and the death of the owl threatens to destroy his hopes of reaching No. 10. Also in the car is Andrew's old Oxford friend and political adviser, Charles Fryerne. Will they be able to keep the crime under wraps, or will circumstances conspire against them? Paul Torday's last novel, and completed by his son Piers, this is a timely reminder that in politics, nothing is sacred... 'A pleasure to read' Daily Express 'Skeweringly accurate' Evening Standard 'A compelling blend of morality and satire' Sunday Mirror 'Witty and well-crafted - a delightful gothic fantasy' Guardian
Category: Fiction

The Girl On The Landing

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297855835
Genre : Fiction
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'The best book of the year... truly astonishing' Sunday Express 'An exciting novel - part love story, part psychological thriller' Mail on Sunday 'Surprising and suspenseful' Observer A GHOST STORY, A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER AND A TALE OF LOVE REDISCOVERED, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing. As he changes, life becomes so much more fun and Elizabeth sees glimpses of a man she can fall in love with at last. But who - or what - is changing Michael?
Category: Fiction

More Than You Can Say

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297858263
Genre : Fiction
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The bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN returns with a Buchan-esque thriller. Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours. But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...
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Light Shining In The Forest

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297867494
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, a dark tale about a failing politician and the search for two missing children. Includes Reading Group Notes. Norman Stokoe has just been appointed Children's Czar by the new government. He sells his flat and moves up north to take up the position. However before his first salary cheque has even hit his bank account, new priorities are set for the government department for which he works. The Children's Czar network is put on hold but it is too late to reverse the decision to employ Norman. So he is given a P.A. and a spacious office in a new business park on the banks of the Tyne. He settles down in his new leather chair behind his new desk, to wait for the green light to begin his mission. The green light never comes. What does happen is that two children go missing. As Children's Czar, surely this case should fall within his remit, but Norman has built a career on doing nothing, on stamping pieces of paper with 'send to the relevant department'. Now, faced with a campaigning journalist and a distraught mother, he is forced to become involved. The search will take him to dark places and will make him ask questions about the system he is supposed to uphold.
Category: Fiction

Six Great Novels

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9781780225869
Genre : Fiction
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An ebook collection of six Paul Torday novels. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN - beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love THE IRRESISTIBLE INHERITANCE OF WILBERFORCE - a haunting story fo obsession and addiction, of loyalty and obsession THE GIRL ON THE LANDING - a ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY - a Buchan-esque thriller. BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL DEJA VU - Bobby seems to have no memory of the immediate past. And what has become of his wife? LEGACY OF HARTLEPOOL - Hartlepool Hall has been in Ed's family for generations - but is that about to change, and who is the mysterious Lady Alice?
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Breakfast At The Hotel D J Vu

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297866879
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From the author of the bestselling SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (released as a film starring Ewan McGregor), a tale of the unexpected... Bobby Clarke arrives at a hotel on the Mediterranean shore. He is a former MP, unseated by the expenses scandal, who is now spending time abroad to recover from a major illness. The other purpose of his stay is to write his memoirs in order to demonstrate that he was unfairly pilloried for 'a minor accounting error', having valiantly served his country for 30 years. He settles into his new surroundings but soon it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. For a start Bobby seems to have no memory of the immediate past. Each time he sits down to continue his memoirs he finds only a blank page. Every morning as he comes downstairs the same scene replays itself in front of him: a young woman and her son pass him on the stairs. And what has become of his wife?
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The Hopeless Life Of Charlie Summers

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297855989
Genre : Fiction
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A modern A TALE OF TWO CITIES by the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army and is slightly at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam. Bilbo runs an investment fund company and business is booming. Bilbo persuades Eck to join the company as a 'greeter' for moneyed clients. All Eck has to do is supply the contacts with entertainment and large G&Ts and then the fund managers will do the rest. Soon Eck is able to buy himself a luxury sports car and decadent flat. It is on a golfing trip to France that Eck first meets Charlie Summers, a fly-by-night entrepreneur whose latest scheme is to import Japanese dog food into the UK. Soon Charlie lands on Eck's doorstep with his suitcase, intent on staying and relaunching his dog food business in the area. But with the financial crash looming, Eck begins to ask himself if they are so very different...
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Theo

Author : Paul Torday
ISBN : 9780297869481
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a haunting novella that introduces one of the most memorable characters from Torday's forthcoming novel Light Shining in the Forest. John Elliott is the recently appointed vicar of St Joseph's - a dilapidated church with a congregation of sixteen and a leaky roof. Having entered the Church more by default than through any great calling, he struggles to inject some life into his ailing parish. His wife Christine longs for them to escape the endless rounds of coffee mornings and cake sales. Then Theo, a child at her school, starts to exhibit strange marks on his hands and feet that vanish almost as soon as they have appeared. What has produced these marks - is it physical violence or something stranger? And why has the previous vicar of St Joseph's ended up in a psychiatric hospital?
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The Novel Cure

Author : Ella Berthoud
ISBN : 9780857864260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When read at the right moment, a novel can change your life. Bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin know the power of a good book, and have been prescribing each other literary remedies for all life's aches and pains for decades. Together, they've compiled a medical handbook with a difference: a dictionary of literary cures for any malaise you can imagine. Whether it's struggling to find a good cup of tea (Douglas Adams, two sugars) or being in need of a good cry (Thomas Hardy, plus tissues), as well as cures for all kinds of reading ailments - from being a compulsive book buyer to a tendency to give up halfway through a novel - Ella and Susan have the tonic for all ailments, great or small. Written with authority, passion and wit, The Novel Cure is an enchanting reminder of the power and pleasure of forgetting your troubles in a good book.
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