Tony Drury Novella Nostalgia Series
Author Tony Drury has brought some cinema greats to life in his series of books. So if you are looking for a gift with a difference for someone who loves the classics then this series of book might just be your answer. I’ve really enjoyed reading them, perfect company for a journey that lasts a couple of hours!
Lunch with Harry
This book is based on Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the stunning Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The action is moved to modern day London, and Hamleys is the meeting place for the two leads, Dr Ella Van Houten, who just happened to be imagining that she was Audrey’s Holly Golighty character, and Harry, who Ella meets when she accidentally steps on his foot outside the world famous toy shop.
The main character, Ella is a relatable figure who is successful yet fun and quirky. Following her developing relationship with Harry throughout was engaging and charming, with a powerful ending.
Twelve Troubled Jurors
The second book in the series takes a completely different tone as it is based on the great Courtroom drama 12 Angry Men, a film that has also become a very successful stage show in recent years. Twelve Troubled Jurors changes the premise from one where the 11 jurors think the defendant guilty, with one wavering, to one where the jury are convinced of the innocence of the accused, but maybe for reasons that have less to do with the trial and more to do with wanting to be dismissed.
The storytelling engages you so much you really do want to know what happens next with all the characters. It’s a fascinating exploration into human behaviour under pressure.
Forever on Thursdays
The latest book in the series is very timely, considering that a live touring version is in theatres next year. ‘Forever on Thursdays’ is a new version of the beautiful, tear jerking love story Brief Encounter, the 1945 tale of unrequited passion starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. Once again the action is updated to the present day, the romance is still lovely and I still cried at the end.
Have you seen our giveaways? Just head to our giveaway page to see the list of prizes. There is something for everyone!