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Death of an Owl

(2016)
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Brought up in Switzerland, the only son of well-to-do parents, Charles Fryerne is somewhat unprepared for the world he meets when he goes up to Oxford University in the early 1980s. There he meets a fascinating social set, including a stellar young playwright, a student dubbed 'the future leader of the Conservative party' and a mercurial figure with ambitions to become the youngest prime minister since Pitt.

When they leave university, the characters go their separate ways. But as Charles' career as a journalist takes off, he finds himself once more in their orbit and observes firsthand the price of ambition and the inner workings of the political machine. And when the country's future leader accidentally hits an owl on a country road, there are difficult choices to be made....

Death of an Owl is a satire on political expediency and spin from the author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Genre: General Fiction

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Title: The Death of an Owl: From the author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a witty tale of scandal and subterfuge
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
ISBN: 0-297-86750-4 / 978-0-297-86750-0 (UK edition)
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Title: The Death of an Owl: From the author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a witty tale of scandal and subterfuge
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
ISBN: 1-78022-226-2 / 978-1-78022-226-4 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Death of an Owl
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
ISBN: 1-78022-227-0 / 978-1-78022-227-1 (UK edition)
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Title: The Death of an Owl
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
ISBN: 0-297-86751-2 / 978-0-297-86751-7 (UK edition)
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Title: Death of an Owl
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Title: Death of an Owl
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Title: Death of an Owl
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
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Title: The Death of an Owl: From the author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a witty tale of scandal and subterfuge
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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April 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of an Owl: From the author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a witty tale of scandal and subterfuge
Author(s): Paul Torday, Piers Torday
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon CA