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Chantal Sophia "Tessa" Dahl (born 11 April 1957) is an English author and former actress. She is the daughter of British author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal. Life Dahl was born 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. 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. 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. Tessa Dahl has also had relationships with Peter Sellers, Gary Glitter, 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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Missing in Seattle: A Christmas Story


A missing teenager. A lost puppy. Is there a connection?Christmas Eve is around the corner, and Sandie James is stranded in Seattle. Far from home, she's facing a lonely C...

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A Lovely Kind of Murder


"What a mystery! I had the most fun reading this book. It's the first one I've read by Ms. Kelly but it definitely will not be the last." ~ Jobear"Super story! Tessa Ke...

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First Edition Murder


"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 W"This book held my a...

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Don't Rock The Boat!


"Tessa is a new to me author, and I'm so glad I found her. This is the first book I've read of hers and I was not only pleasantly surprised with this book but I'm going back to read the o...

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The Deadly Art


"A fascinating cozy mystery with fabulous characters. I love Sandie and her love interest. This book is a perfect blend of mystery with a touch of romance and is well-written with plenty ...

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Written to Death


"First page and I was already fully immersed in the story. Great style, great wording, great mystery. I thought it was very clever and I love that! Another winner by Ms. Kelly!" ~ Nadine ...

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