Today W&N published Paul Torday’s final book, The Death of an Owl, completed after Paul’s death by his son Piers Torday, an award winning children’s writer in his own right. Tipped by Vogue as a “must read” of 2016, the novel tells the story of an ambitious politician, Andrew Landford, who runs over a protected owl by mistake, and the consequences that unfold when he tries to cover it up.
Chris Bryant has reviewed The Death of an Owl for the Guardian, calling it a ‘delightful Gothic fantasy’.
Next week a rather strange literary event will occur. A new Paul Torday novel will be published. To his fans, this would seem improbable because the author died in December 2013, after becoming one of the more unlikely publishing sensations of the last decade.
Vogue has tipped The Death of an Owl as one of their recommended spring reads!
Bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Paul Torday, talks about the inspiration behind his latest novel, Light Shining in the Forest.
LAST summer was a summer of blubbing: the Olympics, the tennis and so on. As a nation, we never used to blub, did we? Roy of the Rovers never blubbed after a football game; Dan Dare didn’t blub either, so far as I remember. Now blubbing is part of our daily life, like man hugs…. Read more »
The Daily Mail has given The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall a rave review – read it in full here.
Next Thursday 8 December sees the publication of Breakfast at the Hotel Deja Vu by Paul Torday. This exciting new novella is only available as an eBook, for the princely sum of just 99p, and we’re giving you the opportunity to read the opening here.
An exclusive short story, ‘The Eyes Have It’, which introduces John Gaunt, a character from Paul Torday’s More Than You Can Say.
Harry Ritchie reviews More Than You Can Say for The Guardian.