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

Drinking Tea and the Rules of Engagement

The hedonistic age of the idle rich in Edwardian Britain abounded with every possible pastime, as it was out of the question to be of society and earn an income. For men these interests varied from traditional roles in politics, government and the stewardship of their bountiful and productive acres to archeology, architecture,…

The Redoubtable Edwardian and the Institution of Marriage

Yes, of course Edwardians married for love, but the upper-classes usually fell in love among their own kind, shoring up their country estates from time to time with alliances to an American fortune or with the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. The business of getting heirs was of vital importance…

Iyntwood House and Centuries of Prudent Politics

To celebrate the cover reveal for DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN I thought it would be fun to concoct a history of the house featured in the novel.  Clearly from the cover Iyntwood House is a very grand building indeed; the sort of house that if it survived the deprivations…

 
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