F. Tennyson Jesse

Standard Name: Jesse, F. Tennyson
Birth Name: Wynifried Margaret Jesse
Self-constructed Name: Fryniwyd Tennyson Jesse
Pseudonym: Beamish Tinker
Pseudonym: F. Tennyson Jesse
Nickname: Fryn
FTJ , one of the few women journalists to report from the Front in the First World War, also published in a wide range of genres.
Reilly, Catherine, editor. The Virago Book of Women’ War Poetry and Verse. Virago, 1997.
She wrote seven plays of her own and collaborated on additional plays with her husband. She also published nine novels, three collections of short stories, two volumes of poetry, two collections of letters, a translation from French, and a history of Burma. As writer of crime and detective fiction, she also produced a book of criminology and edited and introduced six volumes in the Notable British Trials series.
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Literary responses Rumer Godden
Though RG 's father had warned that no-one would read a book about nuns, it reached third place in the best-seller charts. By 1987 it had never been out of print.
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan, 1987.
Rights were sold...
Publishing E. M. Delafield
She originally titled the book Equipment, but on the advice of F. Tennyson Jesse (a reader for her publisher, Heinemann ), the title was changed. EMD had wanted a pseudonym to distinguish herself from...
Textual Features A. S. Byatt
Together, says Byatt, the stories make up one exploration of Victorian anxieties about what it was to be human.
Byatt, A. S. A. S. Byatt.
The Conjugial Angel (whose odd spelling of conjugal derives from Emanuel Swedenborg ) relates the story...
Textual Features Norah Lofts
Marion Draper, NL 's middle-class heroine, is a fictionalized Madeleine Smith (who had already been the subject of a topical novel, by Emma Robinson in early 1864, and of a non-fictional study by F. Tennyson Jesse
Textual Features Lucas Malet
This novel takes up the story abruptly ended in The Dogs of Want. Sir Robert Syme, recently appointed a judge, has also not long ago become the husband of that novel's protagonist Barbara Heritage...
Textual Production E. M. Delafield
Contemporary newspapers were filled with sensationalized stories of the trial and execution of Edith Thompson and her lover Frederick Bywaters for the murder of Thompson's husband.
McCullen, Maurice. E. M. Delafield. Twayne, 1985.
This case inspired several novels other than Messalina...


22 March 1857
The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover, shipping clerk Emile L'Angelier , led to the prominent trial for murder of Madeleine Smith , daughter of an affluent Glasgow architect.
6-11 December 1922
Edith Thompson and her younger lover Frederick Bywaters were tried for the murder of her husband, Percy Thompson .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
9 March 1950
Timothy Evans , a van-driver in his early twenties, was hanged for the murders of his wife and baby daughter, who were more likely killed by the family's landlord, John Reginald Halliday Christie .