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Chantal Sophia "Tessa" Dahl (born 11 April 1957) is a British author and former actress. She is the daughter of British-Norwegian author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal. Early life Dahl was born at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the second daughter of British author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal; her elder sister Olivia died from measles in 1962. She grew up in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and attended Roedean and Downe House schools, the Elizabeth Russell Cookery School and the Herbert Bergof Acting Studio. Career Dahl has worked as an actress, modelled, worked at an antique shop, worked at an employment agency and written articles for Tatler before publishing her first novel, the semi-autobiographical Working For Love, in 1988. Dahl became an author of children's fiction. Her book Gwenda and the Animals won the Friends of the Earth Best Children's Book of the Year. In addition, she has written extensively for the London Times, Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Vogue, House and Garden (US) and YOU Magazine. For many years, she was a contributing editor to the magazine Tatler. Personal life Dahl's relationship with actor Julian Holloway produced one daughter, model and author Sophie Dahl; the couple separated shortly afterwards. She subsequently married businessman James Kelly and had two children, Clover and Luke. She then married businessman Patrick Donovan (deceased on 7 February 2021), son of Ambassador Francis Patrick Donovan, and had a son, Ned, a journalist. In 2019, the Jordanian royal court announced Ned's engagement to Princess Raiyah bint Hussein, the youngest daughter of King Hussein I of Jordan and Queen Noor; they married in 2020. Tessa Dahl has also had relationships with Peter Sellers, David Hemmings, Bryan Ferry, Brian de Palma and Dai Llewellyn. Filmography Television Theatre Apprenticed at the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va. (1972). The Deep Man by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1979) Royal Exchange, Manchester. Bibliography Working for Love (1988) The Same But Different (1988) – picture book Gwenda & the Animals (1989) School Can Wait (1990) Babies, Babies, Babies (1991) – picture book Everywoman's Experience of Pregnancy and Birth (1994)References External links Tessa Dahl at IMDb Tessa Dahl at Fantastic Fiction. Discover the Tessa Kelly popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Tessa Kelly books.

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  • A Rogue of Her Own synopsis, comments

    A Rogue of Her Own

    Grace Burrowes

    In this instant USA Today bestseller, a marriage of convenience between a duke's niece and a reformed rogue leads to a delightful battle of wills. For Miss Charlotte Windham, the b...

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    Sandie James Mysteries Boxed Set, Books 1 - 3

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning author of FIRST EDITION MURDER:Discover the captivating world of Sandie James, a literature graduate turned accidental sleuth, in this engaging threebook cozy...

  • Fathers and Forefathers synopsis, comments

    Fathers and Forefathers

    Slobodan Selenic

    A touching story of cultural difference and tested loyalties. Set in Belgrade before WWII, Fathers and Forefathers tells the story of the marriage between a Steven, a Serb, and Eli...

  • The Deadly Art synopsis, comments

    The Deadly Art

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning Author of FIRST EDITION MURDER,"A fascinating cozy mystery with fabulous characters. I love Sandie and her love interest. This book is a perfect blend of myst...

  • Old Sins synopsis, comments

    Old Sins

    Penny Vincenzi

    POWERTwo clever, stylish and ambitious women are fighting for control of a multimillion cosmetics empire. MYSTERYWhat is the secret that lies behind its charming, ruthless creator,...

  • Written to Death synopsis, comments

    Written to Death

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning Author of FIRST EDITION MURDER,"First page and I was already fully immersed in the story. Great style, great wording, great mystery. I thought it was very cle...

  • First Edition Murder synopsis, comments

    First Edition Murder

    Tessa Kelly

    Winner of the 2023 BookFest Award"Tessa Kelly has me hooked! The depth of her characters is amazing and the story is so interesting. I was surprised at the outcome." Vicki WSomethi...

  • A Lovely Kind of Murder synopsis, comments

    A Lovely Kind of Murder

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning Author of FIRST EDITION MURDER,"Super story! Tessa Kelly has written some intriguing murder mysteries and this latest one is really great!" ~ Margie HagerThre...

  • Sandie James Mysteries Boxed Set, Books 4 - 6 synopsis, comments

    Sandie James Mysteries Boxed Set, Books 4 - 6

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning author of FIRST EDITION MURDER:Dive into the intriguing world of Sandie James as she navigates life's unexpected twists in this compelling threebook cozy myst...

  • Marriage and Murder on the High Seas synopsis, comments

    Marriage and Murder on the High Seas

    Tessa Kelly

    From the AwardWinning Author of First Edition Murder:When murder disrupts Sandie and Liam's luxury honeymoon cruise to South America, their love story veers into treacherous waters...