Welcome to the official website for Tessa Barrie and, her alter ego, Sally Edmondson. Or, is it the other way around? Either way, between them, they do their damnedest to look at life from the funny side, through blogs, works of fiction, and squibs about surviving life to date; before COVID-19, and beyond.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, before mobile phones and the WWW, a young Sally Edmondson was writing a column for the local paper called Serendipity.
Serendipity often included some slightly risqué pieces, so she decided to write it under a pseudonym because she didn’t want her mother to know that the content originated from her typewriter.
The name she plumped for was Tessa, after her Springer Spaniel and Barrie, a blatant misspelling of her Cococobana hero, Barry Manilow.
Very recently, Sally Edmondson came out as herself after she started writing about her life to date and how she’s survived it, having left all fiction to her alter ego, Tessa Barrie.
Always the twain shall meet.