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Tessa Arlen

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TESSA ARLEN, the daughter of a British Foreign Office official, was brought-up and educated in the beautiful Chiltern Hills of England, when she was not visiting her parents oversees in Asia, India and Europe. Her books are set in the pastoral beauty of her native England among its flint-stone villages, softly rolling hills, and airy beech woods.

Greatest influences on Tessa's writing are hands down Kenneth Grahame and Richard Adams for their wonderful descriptions of the beauties of the English countryside, and E.F. Benson and Nancy Mitford whose characters are so quintessentially eccentric and wickedly funny.

Tessa is the author of the Lady Montfort mystery series set in Edwardian England; the Woman of WWII mystery series and the historica
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“Clementine was thankful her husband understood his mother so thoroughly. She couldn’t imagine how difficult it would be if Ralph was one of those men who suffered from an excess of mother-worship.”
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