The Century Girls.
2018 is the centenary of some British women getting the vote – it is also publication year for The Century Girls which debuted in the Sunday Times bestseller list. The story of six remarkable women who have lived (and are still living) those one hundred years.

With her newest, oldest friends Tessa will be popping up on the radio, in festivals etc.

The Bletchley Girls

Published in 2015, The Bletchley Girls was a best seller and well received in the Mail, FT, New Statesman and The Times.
2016’s theatre tour with Bletchley veterans Pat Davies and Ruth Bourne was amazing.
The trio stormed four venues and had rave reviews.

‘Absolutely riveting – history brought to life!’

‘Fascinating, insightful, inspirational.’

‘I loved the combination of Tessa and the two women. It was very interesting to hear first hand experiences of those that worked at Bletchley. Tessa Dunlop was an extremely good presenter.’

The Bletchley Girls presented by Tessa was a big hit on Radio 4 with a full sweep of good reviews.

Tessa’s extensive book tour of the Bletchley Girls included a sell-out at Cheltenham Book festival, ditto Hay-on-Wye and a standing ovation in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.

Tessa with Pat and Ruth at a sold out Colchester Theatre


Tessa’s first book was To Romania with Love. A memoir charting her love for both a country and a boy.

Last year Tessa ran her first Guardian Masterclass on how to write historical non-fiction. It was a big success, the Guardian’s feedback: ‘Our facilitator.. said it was one of the best masterclasses she’s ever facilitated!’