Essex Book Festival

Piers Torday by James Betts Death of an Owl by Paul Torday

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. Finished posthumously by Piers, Death of an Owl is an intriguing tale of British politics and revenge, described by Chris Bryant MP as a delightful gothic fantasy with an element of taut anger.

Witty and well crafted…a delightful gothic fantasy…completed with panache. The Guardian

Skeweringly accurate…will ring true with anyone who has ever hated politicians or fallen out of love. Evening Standard

Written so perfectly that you can’t see the join. The Times

A pleasure to read. Daily Express

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