Inspired by some of the Silver Screen’s favourite and most memorable classics, the author Tony Drury, has set about penning a series of novella’s collectively entitled Novella Nostalgia.
The series of short novels launches with a tribute to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, the story of Holly Golightly so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film.
“Lunch with Harry” transfers the tale 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 greatest ever romantic films.
This riveting novella tells how they begin a relationship which is dominated by two features: Ella’s uncanny reprise of Holly’s quirky and insecure nature and Harry’s guilt over the loss of his wife. There is also the impending death of Ella’s brother which bizarrely leads them chasing a figurine of the Mexican general Santa Anna who won the battle for ‘the Alamo’.
Their differing personalities dominate this fast moving story which takes in London, Europe and lunches with Harry. The ending produces a moment of pure cinema as Ella and Harry fight against the seemingly insurmountable obstacle which threatens their future together.
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