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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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ISBN-10: 0156034565

ISBN-13: 9780156034562

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul Torday, Susan Howe

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What does it take to make us believe in the impossible? For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary—an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a strange turn of fate from an unexpected direction forces Jones to upend his existence and spend all of his time in pursuit of another man's ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon in the Yemen? Science says no. But if resources are limitless and the visionary is inspired, maybe salmon fishing in the Yemen isn't impossible. Then again, maybe nothing is. A bestseller in the UK and aRichard & JudySummer Book Club pick in 2007, this is a wonderful tale of discovering belief despite overwhelming odds—and obstacles.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Paul Torday was born in in Croxdale, County Durham, England on August 1, 1946. He received a degree in English literature from Pembroke College, Oxford. He spent years in the engineering business before turning to writing. His debut novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, was published in 2007. The novel was adapted into a 2011 film starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. His other works include The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce, The Girl on the Landing, and Light Shining in the Forest. He died on December 18, 2013 at the age of 67.

Acclaimed poet Susan Howe, winner of the last Bollingen Prize, is the author of the seminal work, My Emily Dickinson.

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The origins of the
Extracts from the diary of Dr Alfred Jones: his wedding anniversary
Feasibility of introducing salmon into the
Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: his meeting with
Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: marital issues may have clouded his judgement
Correspondence between
Press comment
Intercepts of al-Qaeda e-mail traffic
Interview with Peter Maxwell, director of communications, prime minister’s office
Transcript of Interview with the prime minister, the
Continuation of interview with
E-mail correspondence between
Extract from the diary of Dr Jones: his return to
Interview with Dr Alfred Jones: his meeting with
Peter Maxwell is interviewed for the “Time Off” column of the Sunday Telegraph, 4 September
Interview with
Extract from Hansard
The termination of the employment contract of
Correspondence between
Intercepts of al-Qaeda email traffic
Extract from Hansard
Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: he visits the
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Correspondence between
Extract from Peter Maxwell’s unpublished autobiography, A Helmsman at the Ship of State
Script of TV pilot for Prizes for the People
Extract from Peter Maxwell’s unpublished autobiography
Evidence of a marital crisis between
Interview with Dr Alfred Jones: dinner at the Ritz
Dr Jones fails to find a date in his diary to meet
Extract from Peter Maxwell’s unpublished autobiography
Dr Jones’s testimony of events that occurred at the launch of the
Conclusions of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee
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