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‘The Lady Who Turned’ by Tony Drury – Book Launch and Competition

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‘The Lady Who Turned’ is Tony Drury’s fifth novel.  It is being launched at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London today.



The Lady Who Turned revolves round three impressive women, the Lady magazine, and, in the background, the renowned Mrs T, the lady who was not for turning.

Central to the story is Sarah Rudd, who finds herself and her family caught in a crisis which forces her to reconsider every aspect of her life, as a police officer and as a wife. The decisions she makes take her in unexpected and exciting directions.

Annabelle and Esther, both on the staff of the Lady magazine, also find themselves caught in a crisis – the magazine is under threat, and, in resisting its takeover by hostile forces, each woman finds herself having to go to extraordinary lengths to fight for what she values.

The criminal underworld and City financiers battle it out for dominance, and the ending comes unexpectedly at the graveside of the first woman prime minister of Great Britain, when the lady is seen at last to turn… 


About Tony Drury

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Tony is a corporate financier. He is chairman of both Axiom Capital Limited and Alpha Returns Plc, a Hong Kong based investment company whose shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange.

He is the author of five romantic thrillers which combine his knowledge of the City and finance with the adventures of Detective Inspector Sarah Rudd, a police officer who lives life to the full and near to the edge.

His first novel ‘Megan’s Game’, which is based in Wales and tells of the legend of the Bells of Aberdovey, is to be made into a film at Shepperton Studios by accredited Producer Paul Tucker. It is hoped to start filming in 2015.

His latest work, ‘The Lady Who Turned’, tells of the dramatic events involving an East European gangster’s attempt to gain control of ‘The Lady’ magazine. This was inspired by a chance meeting between Tony and the managing director, Helen Robinson. Somewhere along the line DI Sarah Rudd gets involved and faces her nemesis in a brutal scene at Holborn Tube Station.

Tony is an ambassador for HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity.

He is married to Judy with a married son and daughter and Henry, his first grandchild. He lives in Bedfordshire.


For full details please see:-


Twitter @mrtonydrury

City Fiction, the publisher are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Fiction-Publishing/1434318926804533 and on Twitter @CityFictionLtd



One very lucky person has the chance to win a signed copy of ‘The Lady Who Turned’.  To enter all you have to do is answer the following question by leaving a comment:-

Have you ever thought about writing a book?


Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK residents only.

The closing date is 11:59 p.m. on the 5th October 2014.

The winner will be notified within 7 days and their details will be passed on to City Fiction who will send out the prize.


Good luck everyone! 🙂

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14 thoughts on “‘The Lady Who Turned’ by Tony Drury – Book Launch and Competition

  1. Constantly! When I was at school, I wanted to write a physics text book, then when I lived in the Far East I wanted to write a recipe book. Later in life I thought about writing a book for compers, and in recent years I thought about writing a guide to Twitter, but the beastly thing keeps changing so my book would be out of date before it was published.


  2. I have often thought about starting a collection of short stories but they say its one of the hardest types of writing. You are also told to base your writing on your own experience but as most of my life reads like a very badly script of an implausible TV soap concocted by the most junior of copy writers, I don’t think I would ever get anyone to believe anything I’d written!.


  3. Sandra Clarke on said:

    No, I don’t think I am imaginative enough to write a book – but I enjoy reading them.


  4. Alison Barlow on said:

    Funnily enough I finished a children’s book a few years ago…still haven’t plucked up the courage to send it to any publishers yet though!


  5. Yes, haven’t most book readers! I got as far as a short story once for a competition but didn’t win.


  6. Priscilla Stubbs on said:

    Yes, my Mum is 99 and tells me some lovely stories about when she was a girl. I have often thought I would love to weave theses tales into a novel, but have not got round to it.


  7. No I am not very good at writing stories but like reading them 🙂


  8. Pat Stubbs on said:

    Many times – have a plot worked out in my head but never seem to get round to putting it on paper


  9. Sandra Oliver on said:

    No and Yes. I have penned a few short stories and have had a couple of them published in womens magazines. I have ideas for a book and for a childrens book. Never seriously comtemplated putting pen to paper. Why? Because ‘ I keep losing the plot!’


  10. Yes, I have actually written two but never got round to doing anything with them unfortunately


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  13. Claire Davies on said:

    Yes, I would love to write a book. I have had poems published in anthologies before but would love to have my own, with just mine in!


  14. Thanks to everyone who entered this competition. I have randomly picked the winner and emailed them.

    Sonya 🙂 x


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