Tilly Armstrong was born on 8th April 1927 in Sutton, Surrey, England, UK. She worked for a time with the World Health Organisation in Geneva, then in Canada for eighteen months and afterwards, back home, she became the Personal Secretary to the Chairman of British Steel, Lord Melchett.

Tilly published her romance novels from 1978 to 1998, as Tilly Armstrong and under the pseudonyms of Tania Langley and Kate Alexander, her novels set in World War II were especially popular. Apart from over twenty novels she had published also short stories. Tilly was the fourteenth elected Chairman (1987-1989) of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and was one of its Vice-Presidents until her death. She negotiated the first commercial sponsorship for the RNA Novel of the Year award, from Boots. She was also President of Sutton Writers. Retired from professional writing, Tilly took a keen interest in floral art. At 83, she passed away on 6th July 2010 at Carshalton, England.

Book List in Order:15 titles

  • Dixie has a problem. Her boyfriend just broke up with her only two weeks before the big family gathering to celebrate her grandparent's anniversary. Even sadder still, she isn't all that distraught about losing this relationship. Now, a trip she was ...


  • Zoey needed to make changes to her life. She left her controlling ex-boyfriend and an unexceptional job in Lexington and took a chance for new start. Moving Blossom Hills was the perfect way to her new life. She would be closer to her best friend, an...


  • Betrees is born of two worlds—the distant Northern Woods, land of her polar bear father, and the warm Eastern Woods where her mother raised her. Betrees’ glossy raven-black fur carries one northern memory—a striking heart-shaped patch of pure w...


  • 'Alexander's characterizations are lively...her characters are well rounded.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'An excellent read.....I couldn't put the book down.' - READING PANEL Ella Martin is so in love with Piers Armitage that even the prospect of taking on ...


  • In her sleepy Sussex village, Catherine Carew is envied by some for her ownership of the Old Vicarage, and pitied by others for her divorce from a philandering husband. It is hard to imagine that this pillar of the community is hiding a guilty secret...


  • in The Anthology of Love and Romance

    The Anthology of Love and Romance edited by Kate Alexander....


  • Valentina Burford and Rosamund Drew both have fine soprano voices and are determined to succeed in the music world. Both girls begin to do well - but whereas Rosamund falls in love with one man after another, Tina is determined to allow nothing to in...


  • In 1861, Vittorio Speranza set sail from Italy for England with his inheritance: an ancient marble statue of Hermes, a fifteenth-century depiction of the Nativity by the Italian master Monaccio, and a gold cup attributed to Benvenuto Cellini.Arriving...


  • Raised in the poorer parts of Bombay, the daughter of an illegitimate son of a half-caste, Jessica refuses to be denied what she wants from life. From India to England, through obscurity and fame, poverty and wealth, this is the story of a woman in t...






  • Her wealth gave her glamour and position - and took away love. The gypsy Thirza predicted a wealthy but difficult life for her granddaughter Eleanor "Lonnie" Dunwell, an illegitimate working class girl. In 1921 her prediction comes true: Lonnie un...


  • Europe is at war and Stephanie Bartram, Hollywood's brightest new star, sails for England to entertain the troops. Also on board is Luke Lindquist, an American journalist haunted by recent tragedy. He is attracted by her beauty and kindness and passi...


  • Ben Harcourt was only a lad when his unemployed father went off on the Jarrow march. It wasn't until WWII when he was sent to the safety of the country that he witnessed with envy the advantages of wealth. Nicola Pemberley was the ideal woman -- b...


  • Young Anne Harwick returns home from Canada to post-war Britain recently widowed, and with her little daughter at her side. The return to her native village is bitter-sweet. Still mourning the death of her husband in Korea, Anne quickly settles down ...


  • BELOVED ENEMY With the reckless abandon of first love, Christine Brookfield embraced the handsome ski instructor she met on an Austrian holiday that fateful winter of 1938. But he was German, and war was in the air, making lovers into enemies. Fo...


  • What chance had their love in a world gone mad? A tale of love and conflict in wartime England. Rilla Gray was a beautiful working-class innocent, afraid of her feelings for a man who seemed so far above her, but willing to risk all to keep from l...