Salmon fishing in the Yemen

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007 - Fiction - 323 pages
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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 forever. 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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I really didn't hate this novel or anywhere close. However, I had a few problems with it that meant I couldn't rate it any higher than I did. 1. The structure. While I love (love love LOVE) epistolary ... Read full review

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having seen the movie first and now read the book I see that it is a prime example of a Hollywood "interpretation" of a novel. Both have not much in common. Back to the book. It is a good story ... Read full review

Contents

Feasibility of introducing salmon into the Yemen
33
Press comment
85
Interview with the prime minister the Rt Hon
104
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Paul Torday was born in 1946 and read English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is married with two sons by a previous marriage and has two stepsons. He has spent most of his life in industry, but in the last three years has found the time to write. For the last fifteen years he has also been a keen salmon fisherman, and as he lives close to the River North Tyne, he has been able to indulge in this enthusiasm.He lives in Northumberland and has often visited the Middle East.

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