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More Than You Can Say

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The bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN returns with a Buchan-esque thriller.Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours. But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 40.82g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0753826879
  • 9780753826874
  • 105,854

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A high-octane and life-affirming adventure DAILY EXPRESS pacy adventure story SUNDAY TELEGRAPH A 39 Steps-style hero, Gaunt's adventures thrill and unsettle us. TELEGRAPH & ARGUS 20111112show more

About Paul Torday

Paul Torday burst on to the literary scene in 2007 with his first novel, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, an immediate international bestseller that has been translated into 28 languages and has been made into a film starring Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emily Blunt. His subsequent novels, THE IRRESISTIBLE INHERITANCE OF WILBERFORCE, THE GIRL ON THE LANDING, THE HOPELESS LIFE OF CHARLIE SUMMERS, MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY, THE LEGACY OF HARTLEPOOL HALL and LIGHT SHINING IN THE FOREST, were all published to great critical acclaim. He was married with two sons by a previous marriage, had two stepsons, and lived close to the River North Tyne. He died at home in December 2013.show more

Back cover copy

Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraw, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours. But what starts as aharmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger . . . 'There are good reasons why Torday has found success, as this novel shows . . . Above all, there's his desire to entertain and to keep his readers turning those pages' GUARDIAN 'Written with confidence and dry humour, it's engaging and funny' BIG ISSUEshow more

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562 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (208)
3 39% (217)
2 12% (67)
1 1% (8)
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