Tessa Arlen

About me

I am the author of ‘Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman,’ available now, and ‘Death Sits Down to Dinner’ available March 2016 published by Minotaur/ST. Martin’s Press.

From my website

A Blog on Blighty

I have just finished the copyedit for DEATH OF AN UNSUNG HERO – Lady Montfort and Edith Jackson’s fourth adventure together which takes place at home in Blighty in 1916 as the Battle of the Somme raged on for most of that year.   My copy editor (who struggles to Americanize…

The Redoubtable Edwardian raises a glass . . . or two

It is a well-known fact that the Edwardian lady did not drink whiskey –or, for some strange reason, other dark colored alcoholic drinks like port, brandy, beer or stout. It was considered unfeminine and ‘low’. Working class women drank gin –poor desparte things. Sloe gin was a cheap and effective way…

The Redoubtable Edwardian Sense of ‘Hewmah’

The Edwardians were not known for their rapier-like wit but they owned a robust sense of humor that left no one in any doubt as to their meaning whether they were enjoying your company or not. The laconic observations of the novelists P.G. Wodehouse on writing: “I just sit down…

 
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