Books - Review

Showing all books by: Paul Torday

Salmon Fishing in The Yemen
Dr Jones, a fisheries scientist with a rather unfullfilling marriage finds his life turned upside down when he gets reluctantly dragged into a mad scheme to build a salmon river in Yemen, stock it with salmon and train the locals to become fishermen.
Very nice book. Interesting plot, believable characters and just the right amount of information about salmon.
Score: 7
Published: 2007
Read: July 25th 2007

The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce
Wilberforce is an alcoholic. He only drinks expensive claret though, and has inherited a marvellous wine cellar from a friend. He has no-one to leave it to, and so tries to drink his way through it, but this has a rather detrimental affect on other aspects of his life. And his wife's life, specifically.
Pretty good - great opening scene where he drinks a bottle of wine worth 3,000 quid, then orders another, and then passes out!
Score: 7
Published: 2008
Read: January 4th 2009