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: 8 titles


  • Despite her personal feelings, Penny Ashford attempts to maintain a professional relationship with Jean-Louis Genevoix, the handsome businessman who has hired her to decorate a new luxury hotel....


  • Jessica Gilchrist had worked at Tolworthys, the large department store, since she left school, so it was quite a shock to find out one day that they were to be taken over by a large company run by the Shale family. Nor was her first meeting with Rola...




  • The beauty of the Lake District -- the sparkling waterfalls, the sheer cliffs, the breathtaking views that had inspired poets -- all failed to shake Meg's reveries. Her heart beat a little faster. She actually blushed. Her she was, the practical one,...


  • Jenny was overjoyed by her inheritance -- a lovely country cottage -- and decided to leave London for the delightful village of Wyntersfield. Her next door neighbour, Dr. Geoffrey Alderney, was less pleased by her arrival......


  • With her mother away in Turkey, Joanna Thirstoe felt that she had no alternative but to give up her London job and go to look after her father in the small university town of Duncastle. And life at home turned out to be a lot more interesting than sh...