A Very English Scandal. Poster of the 2018 TV series and cover of the 2016 book
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A Very English Scandal
John Preston, 2016
TV series vs book
Stephen Frears, 2018

In 1965, Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal Member of Parliament, must contend with disgruntled ex-lover Norman Josiffe, whom he met in 1961 and had a relationship with for several years. When Thorpe grew tired of Norman and insisted that he leave the house he had arranged and paid for in London, the young man began to make threats.


The Serpent Queen. Poster of the 2022 TV series and cover of the 2002 book, Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France
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Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France
Leonie Frieda, 2002
TV series vs book
Stacie Passon, 2022

The series follows Catherine de’ Medici, who marries into the French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring in a fortune in dowry and produce heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman and that she cannot conceive children. She manages to keep her marriage going, and rule France for thirty years.


Bank of Dave. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2012 book, Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks
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Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks
Dave Fishwick, 2012
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Chris Foggin, 2023

The story of how a self-made millionaire and working-class Burnley man fought to establish a community bank is told in “Bank of Dave,” which is based on Dave Fishwick’s real-life experiences.


The Postcard Killings. Poster of the 2020 movie and cover of the 2010 book, The Postcard Killers
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The Postcard Killers
James Patterson, Liza Marklund, 2010
movie vs book
Danis Tanovic, 2020

Jacob Kanon, a New York detective, investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon; he recruits the help of Scandinavian journalist Dessie Lombard when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.