Tessa Barrie is the alter ego of Sally Edmondson, who co-authored Brian Trubshaw - Test Pilot in 1998, and assisted with the late Brian Trubshaw's second book, Concorde - The Inside Story which was published in 2000. In June 2021. She self-published her first women’s fiction novel, Just Say It in June 2021. Her follow up novel, The Secret Lives of the Doyenne of Didsbrook, a murder mystery spoof, is due for release early in 2022.
Just Say It
In 1999, Lisa Grant, once a well-known columnist for a leading UK magazine, turns forty. Attempting to avoid a midlife crisis, she finishes writing a therapeutic spoof about her life, but it only scratches the surface of the problem – the rocky relationship she has always had with her narcissistic mother, Elizabeth.
Realising she needs to break the negative emotional hold her mother has over her, Lisa harnesses her journalistic skills to investigate her mother's life before she came to London in 1957 as a seventeen-year-old debutante and is shocked by what she finds.