Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Harcourt, 2008 - Fiction - 333 pages
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UK BESTSELLER What does it take to make us believe in the impossible?For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary--an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a strange turn of fate from an unexpected direction forces Jones to upend his existence and spend all of his time in pursuit of another man's ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon in the Yemen? Science says no. But if resources are limitless and the visionary is inspired, maybe salmon fishing in the Yemen isn't impossible. Then again, maybe nothing is.

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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - PeterNZ - LibraryThing

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

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About the author (2008)

Paul Torday was born in in Croxdale, County Durham, England on August 1, 1946. He received a degree in English literature from Pembroke College, Oxford. He spent years in the engineering business before turning to writing. His debut novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, was published in 2007. The novel was adapted into a 2011 film starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. His other works include The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce, The Girl on the Landing, and Light Shining in the Forest. He died on December 18, 2013 at the age of 67.

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