Salmon Fishing In Yemen

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

By Paul Torday, read by Michael Sheen.

1/10. A delightful comic novel which gently mocks the machinations of government and spin whilst shedding a little light on the question of belief. Presented in the form of evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry, it charts the adventures of a humble fisheries scientist, Dr Alfred Jones, through a series of extracts from emails, memos and diaries.

Comic novel by Paul Torday, mocking the machinery of government.

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The Whitehall spin machine swings into action.

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Alfred is beginning to be seduced by the notion of salmon swimming their way up the wadis.

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Following their trip to the Sheikh's residence, Alfred and Harriet embark on 'the project'

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A Downing St communications director explains how the PM became involved.

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There's an attempt to assassinate the sheikh.

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The sheikh's dream of sharing the peaceable joys of salmon fishing is under threat.

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Harriet and Arthur are now in the Yemen as preparations and building work proceed apace.

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09Peter Maxwell Has A Bright Idea To Do With Fishing And Democracy. Read By Michael Sheen20070222

Peter Maxwell has an idea about fishing and democracy.

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10The evidence for the official report into the Yemen Salmon project is concluded. Read by Michael Sheen20070223

The evidence for the official report into the Yemen Salmon project is concluded.

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