Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

This week I read Salmon Fishing in The Yemen by Paul Torday. The novel combines emails, newspaper reports, diary entries, and interviews to tell the story of why a government scientist is "put up" to see through an impossible project to introduce salmon fishing in the Yemen. The story gets behind the news to inform the reader about how government and diplomacy works, and how the little man is easily walked over by those in the upper echilons.