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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Title: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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Genre: prose
Annotation: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 forever. 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.
Table of Contents:

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  1. Paul Torday Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  2. 1
  3. The origins of the Yemen Salmon Project
  4. 2
  5. Extracts from the diary of Dr Alfred Jones: his wedding anniversary
  6. 3
  7. Feasibility of introducing salmon into the Yemen
  8. 4
  9. Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: his meeting with Sheikh Muhammad
  10. 5
  11. Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: marital issues may have clouded his judgement
  12. 6
  13. Correspondence between Captain Robert Matthews and Ms Harriet Chetwode-Talbot
  14. 7
  15. Press comment
  16. 8
  17. Intercepts of al-Qaeda email traffic (provided by the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence Agency)
  18. 9
  19. Interview with Peter Maxwell, director of communications, prime minister ’s office
  20. 10
  21. Transcript of interview with the prime minister, the Rt Hon. Jay Vent MP, on BBC1 The Politics Show
  22. 11
  23. Continuation of interview with Peter Maxwell
  24. 12
  25. Email correspondence between David Sugden, NCFE, and Mr Tom Price-Williams, head of fisheries, Environment Agency
  26. Email
  27. 13
  28. Extract from the diary of Dr Jones: his return to Glen Tulloch
  29. 14
  30. Interview with Dr Alfred Jones: his meeting with Mr Peter Maxwell and Sheikh Muhammad
  31. 15
  32. Peter Maxwell is interviewed for the ‘Time Off column of the Sunday Telegraph , 4 September
  33. 16
  34. Interview with Ms Harriet Chetwode-Talbot
  35. 17
  36. Extract from Hansard
  37. 18
  38. The termination of the employment contract of Dr Jones
  39. 19
  40. Correspondence between Captain Robert Matthews and Ms Harriet Chetwode-Talbot
  41. 20
  42. Intercepts of al-Qaeda email traffic (provided by the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence Agency)
  43. 21
  44. Extract from Hansard
  45. 22
  46. Extracts from the diary of Dr Jones: he visits the Yemen
  47. 23
  48. Extract from Hansard
  49. 24
  50. Correspondence between Ms Chetwode-Talbot and herself
  51. 25
  52. Extract from Peter Maxwell ’s unpublished autobiography, A Helmsman at the Ship of State
  53. 26
  54. Script of TV pilot for Prizes for the People
  55. 27
  56. Extract from Peter Maxwell ’s unpublished autobiography
  57. 28
  58. Evidence of a marital crisis between Dr and Mrs Jones
  59. 29
  60. Interview with Dr Alfred Jones: dinner at the Ritz
  61. 30
  62. Dr Jones fails to find a date in his diary to meet Mrs Jones
  63. 31
  64. Extract from Peter Maxwell ’s unpublished autobiography
  65. 32
  66. Dr Jones ’s testimony of events which occurred at the launch of the Yemen salmon project
  67. 33
  68. Conclusions of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee
  69. Glossary of terms used in the extracts
  70. Readers may find the following helpful.
  71. Paul Torday


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