A Certain Justice. Poster of the 1998 TV series and cover of the 1997 book
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A Certain Justice
P.D. James, 1997
TV series vs book
Ross Devenish, 1998

The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed–and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head.


The Old Curiosity Shop. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1840 book
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The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens, 1840
movie vs book
Kevin Connor, 1995

Nell Trent lives with her grandfather, the proprietor of the Old Curiosity Shop. Grandfather has a disquieting secret, a gambling addiction fed by high-interest loans from the bully Daniel Quilp. The villainous Quilp wants to get possession of the shop, and Nell. In league with his lawyer Samson Brass and Samson’s sister Sally, Quilp seizes Grandfather’s assets.