An extraordinary, beguiling bestselling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love...
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.
With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters - including a visionary Sheikh, a weasely spin doctor, Fred's devilish wife and a few thousand transplanted salmon - SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN is a novel about hypocrisy and bureaucracy, dreams and deniability, and the transforming power of faith and love.
(p) 2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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Good quality Audio shame about the story
SPOLIER! To be very succinct, the audiobook itself is great, well read, nicely edited and hangs together in a cohesive way; and for 8/10ths of the book it is lighthearted and enjoyable. The ending, however, as ever with novels like this, is so irredimable bleak that it makes the whole expereince poor as a result. Such a shame.