|Born||Matilda Emily Mary Bagshawe|
12 June 1973
London, England, United Kingdom
|Pen name||Tilly Bagshawe|
|Relatives||Louise Mensch (sister)|
Matilda Emily Mary "Tilly" Bagshawe(born 12 June 1973) is a British freelance journalist and author. She is best known for her books in the vein of best-selling American author Sidney Sheldon, notably Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game and Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness .
Born on 12 June 1973 in Lambeth Hospital, London,Bagshawe is one of three daughters born to Nicholas Wilfrid Bagshawe and his wife, Daphne Margaret (née Triggs). Her father is from the Bagshawe family of Roman Catholic gentry. They originally hailed from Wormhill Hall, near Buxton, Derbyshire, and Oakes-in-Norton, near Sheffield. Her great-grandfather was the marine artist Joseph Ridgard Bagshawe, who was himself grandson of one of the 19th century's most renowned marine artists, Clarkson Stanfield, and a nephew of Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, Catholic Bishop of Nottingham. Her paternal grandmother, Mary Frideswide, was the daughter of Charles Robertson, a stockbroker and benefactor of St Philip's Priory, Begbroke and one of the co-founders of Westminster Cathedral. Her older sister is Louise Mensch, a chick lit author and former Conservative Member of Parliament. She has another sister Alice and a brother, James.
She was educated at Woldingham School, Surrey, and while there, she became pregnant. At seventeen, she was a single mother of a daughter, Persephone (Sefi), but she finished her studies and at the age of eighteen, she went up to St John's College, Cambridge, with her ten-month-old daughter in tow.[ citation needed ]
Married to Robin Nydes, a US businessman, she lives between homes in London and Los Angeles, with three children. Now a freelance journalist and novelist, Bagshawe is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times , Daily Mail and other British publications.[ citation needed ]
Sidney Sheldon was an American writer. He was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays, and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where over twenty years he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). After turning 50, he began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973), and Rage of Angels (1980).
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Lucy Walter, also known as Lucy Barlow, was a Welsh noblewoman, the first mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of James, Duke of Monmouth. During the Exclusion Crisis, a Protestant faction wanted to make her son heir to the throne, fuelled by the rumour that the king might have married Lucy, a claim which he denied.
Mary Fitton was an Elizabethan gentlewoman who became a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth. She is noted for her scandalous affairs with William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Leveson, and others. She is considered by some to be the "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets.
If Tomorrow Comes is a 1985 crime fiction novel by American author Sidney Sheldon. It is a story portraying an ordinary woman who is framed by the Mafia, her subsequent quest for vengeance towards them and her later life as a con artist. The novel was adapted into a three-part TV miniseries with the same name in 1986, starring Madolyn Smith and Tom Berenger.
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Louise Daphne Mensch is a British blogger, novelist, and former Conservative Member of Parliament. In the 1990s she became known as a writer of chick lit novels under her maiden name Louise Bagshawe. She was elected Conservative MP for Corby at the 2010 UK general election.
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Edward Sheldon was an English translator of four Catholic works. Two of them appeared in the troublesome period of the Stuart Restoration.
William Leonard Gill Bagshawe was an English landowner and rower who won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta in 1848.
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Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness is a 2010 novel by Tilly Bagshawe. Bagshawe began writing Sidney Sheldon works after the latter's death in 2007. After writing Mistress of the Game, Tilly Bagshawe once again recaptured the late Sidney Sheldon’s way of thriller writing in After the Darkness. The novel echoes the Bernie Madoff scandal in America.
Joseph John Ridgard Bagshawe was an English marine painter and member of the Staithes group. He was the grandson of the painter Clarkson Stanfield.
Charles Biggs Calmady was an English landowner and cricketer with amateur status.
Margrethe von der Lühe was a Danish courtier; overhofmesterinde to the queen of Denmark–Norway, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, from 1768 to 1770, and the queen dowager, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, from 1772 to 1784.
Sidney Sheldon's The Tides of Memory is a 2013 thriller written by Tilly Bagshawe. Sheldon's family commissioned Bagshawe to write the novel in Sheldon's style.
Bagshawe is a surname, and may refer to:
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Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799–1870) was an English barrister and judge. A Roman Catholic convert of 1834, he served as a managing editor of the Dublin Review from 1837 to 1863.
Samuel Bagshawe was an English soldier and politician, originally from Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire, England. He served in Gibraltar, Ireland, and India.