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Tamara Drewe

2007, Posy Simmonds


Tamara Drewe is a weekly comic strip serial by Posy Simmonds, which had a 13 month run in The Guardian's Review section. The strip is based upon a modern reworking of Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel Far from the Madding Crowd.

The story was adapted into a feature film starring Gemma Arterton.

The story is set in Stonefield, a writer's retreat run by Beth and Nicholas Hardiman, where the novelist Glen Larson stays to find inspiration for his latest novel. Tamara Drewe, a young gossip columnist, has returned to her family home nearby. Her sexy looks have every man in the vicinity falling for her. When she has a relationship with rockstar Ben Sergeant she unknowingly infatuates two teenage girlfriends, Casey and Jody, who start to intermingle with her affairs.

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