NOVELLA NOSTALGIA by TONY DRURY
‘Lunch with Harry’ pays tribute to one of the great films produced by Hollywood. Made in 1961, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was based on the novella written by Truman Capote. It produced a mesmeric performance by Audrey Hepburn.
The modern tale is transferred to London and features the charismatic Ella van Houten and Harry, who is guilt ridden following the death of his wife. They meet in Regent Street in unusual circumstances. Their growing relationship parallels their search for a model of the Mexican general, Santa Anna, who burned ‘The Alamo’ to the ground.
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Tony is the author of five DCI Sarah Rudd City thrillers. In each, he draws upon his career as a London financier to expose the underworld of dark practices and shadowy characters. None, however, are able to withstand the bravery and incisive detection methods of one of the police force’s bravest officers. Her juggling of career demands, husband, children and her own demons, make riveting reading.
He has now written two more novels which trace the early career of probationary police constable Sarah Whitson. In ‘On Scene and Dealing’ she meets her future husband Nick. In ‘Journey to the Crown’ she has a devastating affair with Dr Martin Redding. The final chapter jumps ahead to sample her future life as a private detective.
Tony has created an innovative series as a novella writer. Reflecting iconic cinema classics, his first is ‘Lunch with Harry’, which is inspired by ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Others to follow include ‘Twelve Troubled Jurors’ (echoing ‘12 Angry Men’) and ‘Forever on Thursdays’ (capturing the drama of ‘Brief Encounter’).
He writes short-stories wherein the net proceeds go to HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. He is an ambassador for the charity.
Aged seventy, Tony is a follower of the wisdom of Albert Einstein: “When a man stops learning, he starts dying.” He lives in Bedford with his wife Judy. They value every trip down the M1 to Watford to be with Grandson Henry.
"I loved the book Twelve Troubled Jurors recently available. It was very interesting to find out what goes on in the court room, and how the jurors come to a decision in the end. There was a lot of voting...
This is the latest book in the Novella series by Tony Drury. This short story is a fascinating tale about the trials and tribulations that each and every jury faces, coupled with the ongoing pressures...
An intriguing insight into human behaviour and our court system. Another great short read from Mr Tony Drury. The storytelling engages you so much you really do want to know what happens next with all...