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Torday, Paul 1946-2013

Overview
Works: 40 works in 420 publications in 16 languages and 6,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fishing stories  Humorous fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6120.O73, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul Torday
 
Most widely held works by Paul Torday
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday( Book )

100 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged scientist working at London's National Centre for Fisheries Excellence, Dr. Alfred Jones takes on the outlandish--and ill-fated--task of introducing the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen River at the behest of a mysterious sheikh
Bordeaux by Paul Torday( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilberforce, a wealthy young man, is drawn into a new world thanks to an encounter with Francis Black, a wine merchant, who introduces Wilberforce to fine wines, new friends, and his new wife, but he soon discovers that his new life comes at a price
The girl on the landing by Paul Torday( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael is dressing for dinner at a friend's country house in Ireland. As he descends the staircase, he spots a small painting of a landing with an old linen press and the white marble statue of an angel. In the background is a woman clad in a dark green dress. During dinner, Michael comments on the painting to his hosts but they say there is no woman in the picture. When Michael goes up to bed later, he sees that they are correct. This is only the first in a series of incidents that lead Michael to question his grip on reality. His wife Elilzabeth is unsettled by the changes she sees in a man she originally married because he was dependable and steady, not because she loved him. She realises she has never really known Michael and as he changes, she sees glimpses of someone she could fall in love with. Michael, in the meantime, is disturbed by events at his family's ancestral home in the wilds of Scotland and by a past that is threatening to destroy everything, and everyone, he has ever loved
More than you can say by Paul Torday( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late-night gambling session ends in a bet for Richard Gaunt: can he walk to Oxford by lunchtime the next day? Gaunt sets off, and as morning breaks and the dreaming spires near, his evening's winnings look set to double. But when men in a Jeep reverse into him, scooping him off the roadside, Gaunt's life takes a very strange turn. Taken to a country house, he is kept hostage by a man with impeccable manners, Mr Khan who makes him an unusual offer - ten thousand pounds in return for a 'green card' marriage to a woman called Adeena. Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Gaunt has a cavalier attitude to life and feels he has nothing to lose
The hopeless life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army after a spot of bother in Afghanistan. From a privileged background, he is slightly at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam. Bilbo runs an investment fund and with business booming, he persuades Eck to join the company as a 'greeter'. All Eck has to do is supply his rich contacts with entertainment and large gin tonics and let the fund managers do the rest. What could possibly go wrong? Eck is about to find out
The legacy of Hartlepool Hall by Paul Torday( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall
Light shining in the forest by Paul Torday( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Stokoe, a career civil servant, can quote the numbers, provide the references. So when the new government decides to appoint regional 'Children's Czars', Norman is an obvious candidate. He settles down in his new leather chair behind his new desk overlooking the River Tyne and waits for the green light to begin his mission. The green light never comes. What does happen is that two children go missing. Norman has built a career being 'strategic rather than operation' but now, faced with a campaigning journalist and a distraught mother, he is forced to become involved
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday( Recording )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The death of an owl by Paul Torday( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Landford is driving home one night, along a dark country lane, when a barn owl flies into his windscreen. It is an accident, nothing more. However Andrew is in line to be the country's next prime minister. And he has recently been appointed to a parliamentary committee concerned with the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Barn Owls are protected species, and it is a crime to kill one. If Andrew acknowledges that he has killed the owl, he could be risking his political career. With Andrew in the car is his old Oxford friend and political adviser, Charles Fryerne. An expert in communications, Charles has just joined the team that is masterminding Andrew's route to the Tory Party leadership, and from there to No 10 Downing Street. He has spent many years quietly building up a very successful career as a strategist. But the death of the owl threatens to destroy not only Andrew's career, but everything that Charles has worked for too. Should they come clean, or hide the story and hope it goes away?
The irresistible inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late on summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall and the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality and affection flow freely. Through Franics, the eccentric and enigmatic owner of Caerlyonm, Wilberforce is initiated into a life he could never have imagined
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible
Light shining in the forest by Paul Torday( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Stokoe has just been appointed Children's Czar by the new government. He sells his flat and moves up north to take up the position. However before his first salary cheque has even hit his bank account, new priorities are set for the government department for which he works. The Children's Czar network is put on hold but it is too late to reverse the decision to employ Norman. So he is given a PA and a spacious office in a new business park on the banks of the Tyne. He settles down in his new leather chair behind his new desk, to wait for the green light to begin his mission. The green light never comes
Two eerie tales of suspense by Paul Torday( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakfast at the Hotel Déjà Vu : Bobby Clarke arrives at a hotel on the Mediterranean shore. He is a former MP, unseated by the expenses scandal, who is now spending time abroad to recover from a major illness. The other purpose of his stay is to write his memoirs in order to demonstrate that he was unfairly pilloried for 'a minor accounting error', having valiantly served his country for 30 years. He settles into his new surroundings but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. For a start Bobby seems to have no memory of the immediate past. Each time he sits down to continue his memoirs he finds only a blank page. Every morning as he comes downstairs the same scene replays itself in front of him: a young woman and her son pass him on the stairs. And what has become of his wife?
The girl on the landing by Paul Torday( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. But then, on a holiday in Ireland, Michael begins to change. But who - or what - is changing Michael?
Lou ti zhuan jiao de lu yi nu zi by Paul Torday( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than you can say by Paul Torday( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gaunt is kidnapped by Mr Khan, who offers him $10,000 in return for a 'green card' marriage to a woman called Adeena. Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Gaunt has a cavalier attitude to life and feels he has nothing to lose. He therefore decides to accept Khan's proposal - never imagining where this decision will take him
Two eerie tales of suspense : Breakfast at the Hotel Déjà Vu and Theo by Paul Torday( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Paul Torday's intriguing and beautifully written novellas in one book. BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL DEJA VU Bobby Clarke arrives at a hotel on the Mediterranean shore. He is a former MP, unseated by the expenses scandal, who is now spending time abroad to recover from a major illness. The other purpose of his stay is to write his memoirs in order to demonstrate that he was unfairly pilloried for 'a minor accounting error', having valiantly served his country for 30 years. He settles into his new surroundings but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. For a start Bobby seems to have no memory of the immediate past. Each time he sits down to continue his memoirs he finds only a blank page. Every morning as he comes downstairs the same scene replays itself in front of him: a young woman and her son pass him on the stairs. And what has become of his wife? THEO John Elliott is the recently appointed vicar of St Joseph's - a dilapidated church with a congregation of 16 and a leaky roof. Having entered the Church more by default than through any great calling, he struggles to inject some life into his ailing parish. His wife Christine longs for them to escape the endless rounds of coffee mornings and cake sales. Then Theo, a child at her school, starts to exhibit strange marks on his hands and feet that vanish almost as soon as they have appeared. What has produced these marks - is it physical violence or something stranger?
A novel in four vintages by Paul Torday( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new novel from the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The hopeless life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army. From a privileged background, he is at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam. Bilbo runs an investment fund company & business is booming. Bilbo persuades Eck to join the company as a 'greeter'. Soon Eck can afford a luxury car and flat, and it is on holiday in France that Eck meets Charlie Summers. When Charlie appears on Eck's doorstep, intent on staying and launching his dog food business, Eck begins to question how different he really is from Charlie
The legacy of Hartlepool Hall by Paul Torday( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to Hartlepool Hall. On his return, he discovers that his father has left him, along with the house, a 7 million pound tax bill, two massive overdrafts, an 80-year-old butler, and a country estate that is creaking at the seams. Not only that, but there is a strange woman in residence - Lady Alice - who seems to have made herself very much at home. With the debts mounting, it seems that Ed's only recourse is to turn to his friend Annabel's new boyfriend, a property developer who plans to turn Hartlepool Hall into luxury flats and a golf course. But can Ed save his inheritance without such a drastic move? And is Lady Alice really the person she claims to be?
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salmon fishing in the Yemen
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BordeauxThe girl on the landingMore than you can sayThe hopeless life of Charlie SummersThe legacy of Hartlepool HallSalmon fishing in the YemenThe irresistible inheritance of WilberforceMore than you can sayA novel in four vintages
Alternative Names
Paul Torday britischer Schriftsteller

Paul Torday britisk skribent

Paul Torday Brits schrijver (1946-2013)

Paul Torday brittisk författare

Paul Torday écrivain britannique

Paul Torday escriptor britànic

Paul Torday escritor británico

Paul Torday scrittore britannico

Torday, Paul, 1946-

토데이, 폴 1946-

トーディ, ポール

ポール・トーディ

Languages
English (288)

German (22)

Italian (18)

Chinese (12)

Spanish (12)

French (9)

Japanese (4)

Czech (3)

Slovenian (2)

Swedish (2)

Polish (2)

Catalan (2)

Hebrew (2)

Korean (2)

Danish (2)

Dutch (1)