Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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UK BESTSELLERWhat 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.
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Jacqui McQuarrie commented:
Was thinking of picking this one up some time ago then got an advance copy of "The Irrestistable Inheritance of Wilberforce". This was a VERY different read and handled in a most unusual way and without including spoilers quite disconcerting. It left me feeling quite sad and with no sympathy for the main character. As a consequence I wasn't sure about tackling anything else of his, but now you've maybe talked me into it.
My library reading group had this as a reading selection just before I joined. I'll have to pick it up- I've heard nothing but good things.
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