Piers Torday sheds some light on the real life political scandals which inspired and informed his final book, The Death of an Owl, in the Daily Express.
“Paul Torday was a businessman who worked in the engineering sector, running a company that supplied the shipping industry with vital parts.
He had transformed the family business and gone on to start several more.
I was immensely proud of his achievements.
I was about to become even prouder – and for a reason I could never have imagined.
One evening in 2006 he came to visit me at my home in London and announced he had some surprising news.
He had written a novel…”
Read the full piece here.