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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! 🙂

‘A Flash of Lightning’ by Tony Drury + Competition

A Flash of Lightning

‘A Flash of Lightning’ is Tony Drury’s fourth novel.  It was published last year by City Fiction and I was sent a copy by Cathy Wright to review.  Tony Drury is a corporate financier and is based in the City of London.  I haven’t read any of his previous books, so this was a new experience for me.

Jessica Lambert works for a bank.  At nearly 38 years old she agrees with her mother that it’s time to have a baby before it’s too late.  But it’s not that easy finding the right man.  Matthew Orlando Buckingham is a city financier.  He doesn’t know it yet but the £6 million pounds he is able to raise in order for a film to be made is about to go missing.  Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Rudd has learnt that terrorists are planning to murder at least 400 people.  But where and how are they planning to do this and can Sarah prevent this from happening?

I found ‘A Flash of Lightning’ to be a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting read.  Well written, this novel gave me a good idea about how the finance world works and I felt I was learning something.  The storyline was great with a couple of really good plots.

Split into two parts, the first part includes the very interesting story of The Great Train Robbery which took place on the 8th August 1963.  At first I wondered why it was included in this novel, but all become apparent to me later.  A gripping read especially towards the end it was very hard to put this book down.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

Look out for Tony Drury’s fifth novel ‘The Lady Who Turned’ which is due to be published this Summer.


Below are some useful links.

For more information about Tony Drury visit his website at tonydrury.com/

Tony’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/tony.drury.921

You can also follow him on Twitter – @mrtonydrury

If you are on Goodreads you can find Tony here – https://www.goodreads.com/TonyDrury

City Fiction have information about all of Tony’s novels on their website.  Visit them at http://www.cityfiction.co.uk/

Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Fiction-Publishing/1434318926804533

You can follow Cathy Wright on Twitter – @cathywright17


Five very lucky people have the chance to win a signed copy of ‘A Flash of Lightning’.   To enter this competition leave a comment telling me whether you like lightning or not.

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK residents only.

The closing date is 11:59 p.m. on the 2nd March 2014.

Winners will be notified within 7 days and their details will be passed on to Cathy Wright at City Fiction who will send out the prizes.

Good Luck! 🙂

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