Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Told through letters, emails, interview transcripts, newspaper articles, and personal journal entries, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is “a triumph” that both takes aim at institutional absurdity and gives loving support to the ideas of ...

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547416253

Category: Fiction

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An unassuming scientist takes an unbelievable adventure in the Middle East in this “extraordinary” novel—the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor (The Guardian). Dr. Alfred Jones lives a quiet, predictable life. He works as a civil servant for the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London; his wife, Mary, is a determined, no-nonsense financier; he has simple routines and unassuming ambitions. Then he meets Muhammad bin Zaidi bani Tihama, a Yemeni sheikh with money to spend and a fantastic—and ludicrous—dream of bringing the sport of salmon fishing to his home country. Suddenly, Dr. Jones is swept up in an outrageous plot to attempt the impossible, persuaded by both the sheikh himself and power-hungry members of the British government who want nothing more than to spend the sheikh’s considerable wealth. But somewhere amid the bureaucratic spin and Yemeni tall tales, Dr. Jones finds himself thinking bigger, bolder, and more impossibly than he ever has before. Told through letters, emails, interview transcripts, newspaper articles, and personal journal entries, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is “a triumph” that both takes aim at institutional absurdity and gives loving support to the ideas of hopes, dreams, and accomplishing the impossible (The Guardian).

The Death of an Owl

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.

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297867520

Category: 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

New Statesman

99 SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN PAUL TORDAY Plenty more fish With
prejudice Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Paul Torday Weidenfeld & Nicolson ,
321pp , £12 . 99 The Amalgamation Polka Stephen Wright Faber & Faber , 323pp
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The Herald

Starring : Emily Blunt , Ewan McGregor , Kristin Scott Thomas , Amr Waked
Directed by Lasse Hallström [ By Mira Hashmi ] Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
officer , storms on screen , brassy and no - nonsense , and delivers a
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The Girl On The Landing

'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 ...

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297855832

Category: 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?

Six Great Novels

Please, can we proceed to discuss how you first became involved with the
Yemen salmon project. PM: It was one of those bad ... Herbert Berkshire fromthe
FCO rang meandasked, 'What do you thinkoftheideaof salmon fishing? In the
Yemen?

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225865

Category: Fiction

Page: 1808

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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?

Country Life

An email arrives: I've been offered a rights deal for my novel Salmon Fishing in
the Yemen, this time in Turkey. The sum in question is not unrelated to the price
of dinner for two, but I don't care: I can dream about villagers in the Anatolian ...

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Braille Books

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen BR 17588 by Paul Torday 2 volumes When Sheikh
Muhammad ibn Zaidi offers to finance the introduction of salmon into Yemen,
British politicians eagerly enlist fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones. Alfred,
working ...

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The Economist

New British fiction Casting a spell Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. By Paul Torday.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 321 pages; £12. 99. To be published in America by
Harcourt Books in April E/ERY so often a novel comes along that is quite original;
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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

It was a book , " Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ” —an iconic study of an interesting
project , which some of my colleagues will recognise as a literary masterpiece . It
was a welcome birthday present and I intend to continue the same theme of ...

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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

The Believer

Geoffrey Wheatcroft * Salmon Fishing in the Yemen — Paul Torday * The Myth of
the Blitz - Angus Calder * This Book Will Save Your Life -A . M. Homes BOOKS
READ : * Across the Great Divide : The Band and America -Barney Hoskyns ...

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The Afghan Solution

And here is this idiot talking about ' milestones ' and ' deliverables ' and ' resource
allocation ' . rema mer From ' Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 240 102 Tavite bü
Kabul and Jalalabad , January 2004– January 2005 Francesc Vendrell , an ...

Author: Lucy Morgan Edwards

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

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Category: History

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"In 2001, in the weeks around the World Trade Centre attacks, a group of Afghan tribal leaders, commanders and senior Taliban regime figures met in Rome and Peshawar and agreed to work together under the banner of the ex King of Afghanistan with the objective of toppling the Taliban regime. They would be led by the famed Resistance leader of the anti-Soviet war period, Abdul Haq. The plan would be financed by two American Republican brothers who had made their fortune on the Chicago options exchange. On the other side of the Atlantic, a private British contingent including a former head of the UK's Special Boat Service, an ex marine turned tv cameraman and a British Baronet also recognized the potential of Abdul Haq's plan and lobbied for it in Whitehall. The story of all these men, but most of all Abdul Haq, and the reasons he went into Afghanistan on a seemingly impetuous mission, only to be assassinated by the Taliban in October 2001, is told for the first time here by a British woman who experienced important events of the Afghan war first hand and who spent many months in Eastern Afghanistan in the months after the loss of bin Laden from Tora Bora. She stayed with Haq's remaining family, tribal leaders whom journalists had once dubbed 'Resistance Royalty' but who were now accused of drug dealing and who were a pariah to the international community, yet neither were they friends of Pakistan. This is the story of the Afghan solution to the Taliban, why the West thwarted that plan and what it means for NATO as it seeks to stabilize and exit from Afghanistan today."--Publisher's website.

Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Geoffrey Wheatcroft * Salmon Fishing in the Yemen — Paul Torday * The Myth of
the BlitzAngus Calder * This Book Will Save Your Life - A . M . Homes BOOKS
READ : * Across the Great Divide : The Band and America Barney Hoskyns ...

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

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Category: Literary Collections

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The final collection from Nick Hornby's column "Stuff I've Been Reading" in the Believer magazine.

A Professional Approach to Screenwriting and Filmmaking

Some of the previous scripts which have gone on to be made include The King's
Speech by David Seidler , We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lynne Ramsay and
Rory Stewart Kinnear , Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Simon Beaufoy , The ...

Author: Farah Abushwesha

Publisher: Creative Essentials

ISBN: 9781843444275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This is a manual for screenwriters and filmmakers in the form of notes. These provide a step-by-step, common sense guide, with suggestions on how writers can best present themselves to the industry. This book does not explain how to write a screenplay. Instead, it provides insider confidences from established industry players and peers on how to have a professional approach to writing. A revelation for all would-be screenwriters, this is a guide to living the screenwriter's life: the habits, creative processes and writing atmosphere.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Salmon fishing in the Yemen.- Phoenix , 2007 . Umrigar , Thrity . If today be sweet
.- Harper Perennial , 2007 . Valentine , Jenny . Broken soup.HarperCollins , 2008
. Van Lustbader , Eric . Robert Ludlum's The Bourne sanction.Orion , 2008 .

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: Collins Reference

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1602

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Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

S2 ( Zoology ) UF Blue - back ( Fish ) Blueback ( Fish ) Blueback salmon Fraser
River salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Red salmon ... Geog ) ( SH346 - SH350 BT
Pacific salmon fisheries – Bycatches ( May Subd Geog ) BT Bycatches ( Fisheries
) Sockeye salmon fishing ... ( Yemen ) Sukutra ( Yemen ) Suqutrá ( Yemen ) BT
Islands — Yemen ( Republic ) Socratesia USE Cavendishia Socratic method
USE ...

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