A Dress of Violet Taffeta

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Jason D. Tiller

Jason D. Tiller

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A new novel based on the fascinating true story of Lucy Duff-Gordon has just been released, as of today. Lucy Duff-Gordon 'who shattered the boundaries of fashion with her magnificently sensual and enchantingly unique designs'. For more on the book, click HERE

A guest blog written by the author, Tessa Arlen:

I first came across Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon when I was doing research for my Edwardian mystery series Lady Montfort. She was mentioned in practically every book I read about the 1890s to the early 1900s, from Vita Sackville-West’s novel The Edwardians (there is nothing like reading contemporary novels to get the feel of a time period) to The Age of Decadence by British historian Simon Heffer: a fascinating account of a brave new 20th century and the many social and political changes that took place in those fourteen years before WWI.