NOVELLA NOSTALGIA. The Perfect Christmas Gift for Book Worms!

NOVELLA NOSTALGIA The Perfect Christmas Gift for Book Worms!   Currently comprising five short stories, the Novella Nostalgia series takes inspiration from film history. Selecting some of the most renowned […]

NOVELLA NOSTALGIA

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Book Worms!

 

Currently comprising five short stories, the Novella Nostalgia series takes inspiration from film history. Selecting some of the most renowned films, authors Tony Drury and Oliver Richbell appropriate the narratives with an uncanny 21st century twist. The Novellas will captivate any modern reader, making them the perfect stocking filler for book-worms this Christmas.

These stories are ideal for the homeward journey after visiting relatives at Christmas, or for those breaks in-between the festivities and checking on the Christmas lunch! And if time is limited for reading the whole novella, do not fear as the memorable story-lines will remain in your thinking until you pick up and read again. 

“Lunch with Harry” transfers the classic romance ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to Regent Street, London in 2016. Audrey Hepburn is recreated in the desirable shape of Dr Ella van Houten who has stood on a man’s foot outside Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy shop. Ella was imagining that she was Holly Golightly, the character that Hepburn played in one of Hollywood’s most romantic films in New York- the most Christmassy city of them all. 

“Twelve Troubled Jurors” follows an explosive Crown Court case which creates nerve jangling tensions among members of the jury. The weakness of the evidence of financial “insider dealing” is offset by Vicki Rollins’ resentment of the wealthy classes in a courtroom drama echoing the strains of “12 Angry Men”, the film that gave us one of Henry Fonda’s greatest performances.

“Forever on Thursdays” is based on the unforgettable British film “Brief Encounter” and tells the tale of Carey and Mark, who meet unexpectedly when Carey is the victim of an assault at a railway station.  Mark is her saviour and whisks her away for a coffee; the pair get on well and soon they are meeting every Thursday.

“The Man who Hated” is inspired by the 1993 release of Michael Douglas film Falling Down. The protagonist, ex-police officer Milton Grant, appoints himself hero to correct what he feels is wrong amongst humanity. Grant’s estrangement and anger is fuelled by difficulty with his daughter and his diagnosis with terminal cancer. Paradoxically, Grant’s quest is carried out through acts of violence that become ever more intense as the novella progresses.

In “Gloriana”, dispute resolution lawyer turned author, Oliver Richbell takes from his extensive knowledge of European politics to create a drama inspired by the current socio-political aftermath of Brexit. Taking its theme from the 2008 Tom Cruise film Valkyrie, where conspirers plotted against Adolf Hitler, Richell’s novella tells the tale of those who voted remain plotting in Downing Street with international deals and hopes to kill the Prime Minister.  

The Novellas have been described by many as so gripping that they can’t be put down. With many five-star reviews across the board, you can’t miss out on these original reads this holiday time.

Buy all 5 books for £10.95 (includes VAT) from www.amazon.co.uk/novellanostalgia or by visiting www.cityfiction.co.uk