Essex Book Festival

Author of the acclaimed children’s series, The Last Wild Trilogy, Piers Torday reflects on his father Paul Torday’s (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) final novel.

The Death of an Owl paperback is out

The long awaited paperback of the critically acclaimed Death of an Owl, Paul Torday’s final novel, completed by his son Piers, is out today!

‘A life’s work’ – Nudge Books reviews The Death of an Owl

he Death of an Owl by Paul Torday with Piers Torday cover

I was sad to hear the news of Paul Torday’s death, and the poignant story that his son had completed his last novel before publication. I’ve loved the other Torday books I’ve read and wanted to see his final piece. At no point in reading did I think “There, that’s where he stopped”, I got to the end and realised I’d finished without spotting a join, or noticing a change in style, tone or direction. It is very well done, and a very engaging story. Quite a way to finish.

Paul Torday’s final novel published

The Death of an Owl by Paul and Piers Torday hardback

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.

Hexham Book Festival 2016

Hexham Book Festival - Piers Torday discusses Death of an Owl

Piers Torday discusses finishing his late father Paul Torday’s novel, The Death of an Owl. Chaired by Lynn Curtis.