The Death of an Owl
(WITH PAUL TORDAY)
From the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Paul Torday, comes a witty satire. Completed by Piers Torday.
Charles Fryerne has made a career out of telling the truth. Or so he thinks. Employed first as a writer, then as a communications expert, he believes that the public is tired of political spin. Then he bumps into a former university friend, Andrew Langford. Always ambitious, Langford is now on course to be leader of the Conservative party and has set his sights on the top job – becoming the country’s next prime minister – and he wants Charles to join his team.
But everything changes one dark night on a country lane, when Andrew’s car hits an owl. And not just any owl. Barn owls are protected species and killing one is a criminal offence. In addition, Andrew is on a select committee concerned with the Wildlife Crimes Act. If they come clean, they risk everything they have worked towards; and if they don’t….
Publisher: W&N Fiction
“A delightful Gothic fantasy – completed with panache”
Chris Bryant, THE GUARDIAN
“A compelling blend of morality and satire”
“A pleasure to read”
THE DAILY EXPRESS