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 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.
"Torday's clear talent is in striking...a variety of notes, from soulful to satirical, and making them work as one bracing, bittersweet whole."
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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.
Piers Torday will discuss finishing his father's final book, The Death of an Owl.