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Kathleen Tessaro - Author


Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro studied drama at Carnegie-Mellon University before emigrating to London. After ten years working as an actress in films, television and theatre, she left the profession and spent several years working for the English National Opera, while training in the evenings as a drama teacher and voice coach.

During this time, she began to write. Working on short stories during her lunch hour, she soon became a regular member of the Wimpole Street Writers Workshop, a collection of female authors who meet every week. Her debut novel, Elegance, was a huge success, reaching number two in the Sunday Times bestseller list and gaining acres of press coverage. Kathleen is married with a son and lives in North London.

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If you like Kathleen Tessaro you might also like to read books by Susie Boyt, Kate Saunders and Jenny Eclair.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kathleen Tessaro

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
The Perfume Collector
Kathleen Tessaro
April 2013 Book of the Month. In 1955 Grace finds she is the sole beneficiary of the estate of an unknown French relative and goes to Paris to inherit the mysterious woman's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
The Debutante
Kathleen Tessaro
A shoebox full of mementoes, discovered in a grand house in Devon, sets our present day heroine in search of the plight of our 1920s deb. The clues in the box reveal a tale of a dark, addictive love, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2010
The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro
The Flirt
Kathleen Tessaro
Sporting an interesting interviewing technique for an unspecified job, man-about-town Hughie gets lucky. This is charming, tongue-in-cheek, classy, romantic comedy with heart. Really great fun.Comparison: Eva Rice, Victoria Clayton, Plum Sykes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2008
Innocence by Kathleen Tessaro
Innocence
Kathleen Tessaro
Fluctuating back and forwards throughout the 80s and 90s, this is a tale of disillusionment, disappointment and disenchantment as life kicks our heroine down. But then the ghost of a dead friend makes her re-examine herself. An interesting tale, strangely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2005

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