Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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 ...

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857088

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.



Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

What is it that especially appeals to you about salmon fishing in the Yemen when there are so many other political and humanitarian crises that demand your attention? JV: Andy, you're right that there is an endless list of problems out ...

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547416253

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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

Page: 320

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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

Six Great 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 ...

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?

The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce

Even the finest wine can leave a bitter aftertaste . . . 'Grows more and more pognant as the novel progresses . . . satisfyingly full-bodied and slips down a treat' SUNDAY TIMES 'The whole books is delightfully written . . .

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 029785612X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the bestselling author of the Richard & Judy selected SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, and work-obsessed - makes a detour on his way home to the vast undercroft of Caerlyon Hall, and the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality and affection flow freely. Through Francis, Wilberforce is initiated into a life rich in the promise of friendship and adventure, where, through his new set of friends, the possibility of finding acceptance, and even falling in love, seems finally to be within his reach. Wilberforce becomes a willing pupil to Francis, and in the cellars of Caerlyon he nurtures a new-found passion for wine. But even the finest wine can leave a bitter aftertaste, and Wilberforce will learn the undercroft's unpalatable secrets, and that passion comes at a price ...

More Than You Can Say

But what starts as aharmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger . . . 'There are good reasons why Torday has found success, as this novel shows . . .

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858262

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 217

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 ...

Breakfast at the Hotel D j vu

From the author of the bestselling SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (released as a film starring Ewan McGregor), a tale of the unexpected.

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297866877

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 321

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?

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2013

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen apologetic loser who fled Vegas after losing his net worth, and now unwisely returns. Malco's Virgil, now that we think of it, is a guide who seems to have been this way before. Silverman's Jill is part ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449423116

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 792

View: 628

Roger Ebert’s “criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range. . . .” —New York Times Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 600 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, tributes, and journal entries inside Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included in the Yearbook: —In-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities —Tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently —Essays on the Oscars, reports from the Toronto Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary

Yemen and the World

Conversely, in 2007, the bestselling novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by British author PaulTorday (adapted for the screen starring Scottish actor Ewan McGregor), conveyed an image abounding in both tradition and inventiveness, ...

Author: Laurent Bonnefoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190922591

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Winner of the Académie Française's Prix Eugène Colas Contemporary Yemen has an image problem. It has long fascinated travelers and artists, and to many embodies both Arab and Muslim authenticity; it stands at important geostrategic and commercial crossroads. Yet, strangely, global perceptions of Yemen are of an entity that is somehow both marginal and passive, yet also dangerous and problematic. The Saudi offensive launched in 2015 has made Yemen a victim of regional power struggles, while the global 'war on terror' has labelled it a threat to international security. This perception has had disastrous effects without generating real interest in the country or its people. On the contrary, Yemen's complex political dynamics have been largely ignored by international observers--resulting in problematic, if not counterproductive, international policies. Yemen and the World offers a corrective to these misconceptions and omissions, putting aside the nature of the world's interest in Yemen to focus on Yemen's role on the global stage. Laurent Bonnefoy uses six areas of modern international exchange--globalization, diplomacy, trade, migration, culture and militant Islamism--to restore Yemen to its place at the heart of contemporary affairs. To understand Yemen, he argues, is to understand the Middle East as a whole.

The Hopeless Life Of Charlie Summers

A modern A TALE OF TWO CITIES by the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN.

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297855980

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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...

Light Shining in the Forest

From the author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, a dark tale about a failing politician and the search for two missing children.

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297867490

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 194

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.

Teaching Theology in a Technological Age

The delightful 2011 movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, directed by Lasse Hallström, tells how Fred Jones, a fisheries expert, achieves the “fundamentally unfeasible” wishes of a sheikh to bring the harmony-promoting pastime of salmon ...

Author: Yvette Debergue

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144388670X

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 264

The iGeneration has learned to adapt rapidly to technological change. Tech-savvy students multi-task with consummate ease, accessing email on smart-phones, researching assignments on tablets, reading a book on Kindle, while drinking a flat white and listening to iTunes in the background. How does the tertiary educational curriculum meet the learning needs of students whose attention transitions rapidly between mediums and messages? The complexity and pace of modern technological change has left the theological educational sector gasping, as it struggles to devise pedagogically engaging online distance learning materials in traditional disciplines and teach units with significant relational and pastoral components. The technological benefits are vast, the instant availability of information unprecedented, and the opportunities to provide theological education to groups marginalised by the tyranny of distance and time enormous. How should the theological sector address these challenges and opportunities? Although the benefits are massive, the media is replete with stories of the casualties of technological change, including cyber-bullying, internet predators, the psychic damage from trolls, addiction to gaming, and issues of body image, among others. How should the theological sector, drawing upon its scriptural and teaching heritage, come to grips with the deficits spawned by the technological revolution? What is the theological, pastoral, social and pedagogic responsibility of theology teachers in nurturing this new generation? Teaching Theology in a Technological Age draws together in an inspiring volume a series of cutting-edge essays from Australian, New Zealand and South African scholars on the learning and teaching of theology in a digital age.

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

Page: 320

View: 205

'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?

Theo

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.

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869485

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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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?

Romance and Power in the Hollywood Eastern

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen presents a very different picture to that in Lawrence of Arabia. Now the oil rich sheikh wises to change the landscape of his country to mirror Scotland. The salmon jumping, long a much loved attraction in ...

Author: Nalini Natarajan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030609944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

View: 565

This book asserts the existence of the "Eastern" as an analytically significant genre of film. Positioned in counterpoint to the Western, the famed cowboy genre of the American frontier, the “Eastern” encompasses films that depict the eastern and southern frontiers of Euro-American expansion. Examining six films in particular—Gunga Din (1939), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Heat and Dust (1983), A Passage to India (1984), Indochine (1992), and The English Patient (1996)—the author explores the duality of the "Eastern" as both assertive and seductive, depicting conquest and romance at the same time. In juxtaposing these two elements, the book seeks to reveal the double process by which the “Eastern” both diminishes the "East" and Global South and reinforces ignorance about these regions’ histories and complexity, thereby setting the stage for ever-escalating political aggression.

The Novel Cure

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen PAUL TORDAY The Exorcist WILLIAM PETER BLATTY The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ... If you see faith as the triumph of personal conviction over science, then make Salmon Fishing in the Yemen your bible.

Author: Ella Berthoud

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857864262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 700

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.

The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall

Hartlepool Hall has been in Ed's family for generations - but is that about to change, and who is the mysterious Lady Alice?

Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297863223

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 216

Hartlepool Hall has been in Ed's family for generations - but is that about to change, and who is the mysterious Lady Alice? Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall. On his return, he discovers that his father has left him, along with the house, a seven million pound tax bill, two massive overdrafts, an 80-year-old butler, and a vast country estate that is creaking at the seams. Not only that, but there is a strange woman in residence - Lady Alice - who seems to have made herself very much at home. With the debts mounting, it seems that Ed's only recourse is to turn to his friend Annabel's new boyfriend, a property developer who plans to turn Hartlepool Hall into luxury flats and a golf course. But can Ed save his inheritance without such a drastic move? And is Lady Alice really the person she claims to be?

Salvation from Cinema

... accessibly rendered, and selfreflexive attention to the medium. A good example of postclassical cinema as Thanouli defines it is Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Lasse Hallström, 2011), a film with intense religious significance.

Author: Crystal Downing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317429192

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Salvation from Cinema offers something new to the burgeoning field of "religion and film": the religious significance of film technique. Discussing the history of both cinematic devices and film theory, Crystal Downing argues that attention to the material medium echoes Christian doctrine about the materiality of Christ’s body as the medium of salvation. Downing cites Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu perspectives on film in order to compare and clarify the significance of medium within the frameworks of multiple traditions. This book will be useful to professors and students interested in the relationship between religion and film.