Tessa Boase read English at Oxford, and has worked as a scriptwriter, a voiceover artist and an editor at The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail. As a freelance journalist she has contributed to a wide variety of publications. Her first book, The Housekeeper's Tale, was published in 2014.
'Riveting, dextrously told, vividly imagined in places, shrewdly analysed. Tessa Boase has worked a little bit of magic here.' -- Conor Jameson * British Birds * 'The story of the RSPB is just one of many layers in Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather... Boase skilfully interweaves the fate of the South American macaw, the huia bird of the New Zealand, the African marabou stork, the snowy egret and the Indian green parrot with the story of women's suffrage ... The relationship between the two groups is profoundly interesting - their similarities, their differences and the public reception of their spirited attempts to bring change.' -- Constance Watson * The Oldie * ` fascinating account' * Literary Review * This was a fascinating and fast-moving read. I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot... I recommend highly as a challenging read. * Mark Avery * 'Fascinating untold stories - a feather in the cap of this journalist author' * Saga * 'a provocative and illuminating read' * Country Life *