Tessa Arlen

About me

I am the author of ‘Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman,’ a story of blackmail, betrayal and revenge set in England in 1912 to be released January 2015 by Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin’s Press

From my website

Daisy Brook and the Imprudent Letter

  Daisy Brook, who later became Daisy Greville, the Countess of Warwick, was one of the early Edwardian era’s great beauties and the center of it’s many scandals. She featured in DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN as an example of imprudence and reckless behavior. “I will not be used as an…

Eric Horne and What the Butler Saw

Any novel, movie or TV series about the British aristocracy in the early 1900s never fails to emphasize the tremendous loyalty displayed by the servant classes for their masters.  And particularly the devotion of butlers and valets. For single men about town their valets also performed the task of butlering.…

Dame Nellie Melba and the Silver Voice with a Brass Tongue

At the name of Melba… crowned heads would nod respectful acknowledgment, noble lords and ladies would open their doors, newspaper editors would clear space for headlines, theatre managers would turn pale, and the house would be full.     Her voice was pure and pitch perfect she never slid up…

 
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