British author of 13 Internationally bestselling books, Tyne was part of the 1990’s vanguard of London Chick Lit Authors when her first book, Sex, Lies & Litigation was published in 1996 by Headline as part of a 5 book deal.
Set in London’s Inns of Court, an area steeped in the arcane traditions of 14th Century London, the story follows the exploits of a fledgling barrister as she blazes a trail of chaos through the stuffy world of latin quoting be-wigged barristers in her Jimmy Choos & Vivienne Westwood wiggle skirts. Tyne blew her advance on a pair of bespoke shoes crafted by Jimmy Choo himself.
All seven contemporary women’s title are available as e-books.
Having spent most of her life in London’s Mayfair & St James’s where she has brought up two husbands and three children, the area features heavily in her writings and acts as a backdrop to many of her books.
As well as her career as an author, Tyne runs Mayfair Eccentrics, an online insiders guide to the area’s past and present for residents, businesses and visitors.
After Tyne wrote a feature in British Vogue in 96 about her unusual family (republished in Gloria Steinem’s Ms Magazine USA), The British Press focused on Tyne’s Mayfair lifestyle living with two husbands and sending her three children to exclusive English boarding schools.
THE TELEGRAPH UK described Tyne as, “A latter day Elinor Glyn”
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT IRELAND, declared Tyne’s lifestyle raising her three children with two husbands as; “an art installation”.
Tyne has also written a bestselling British Boarding School series, The Calypso Chronicles / Pulling Princes, based on her three children’s experiences at boarding school and published by Bloomsbury from 2004 – present.
The books have been described as modern classics with reviewers drawing comparisons to an up to date version of Angela Brazil’s boarding school books of the early 1900’s.
Set in a fictional Eton College where Princes William and Harry attended & the nearby St Mary’s Ascot school attended by Princess Caroline of Monaco and which Tyne’s daughter Cordelia was boarding at the time the books were written, The Pulling Princes series provides a, “deliciously naughty insider’s guide to the midnight feasts, incredibly close friendships & romances of entitled toffs, British aristocratic & royal teenagers.”
Although entirely fictional, the books accurate portrayal of the hitherto closed world of Royal teens, created feverish speculation and comparisons to actual royals and Aristocratic teens – specifically Prince William and Harry – were inevitable. After a heated bidding war, Bloomsbury won the USA rights to the series at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2004.
The books are narrated from the perspective of a fish out of water American, Calypso Kelly who goes from teased outsider - enduring attacks on her by the British tabloids, teasing by the toffs and taunts from the Horrible Hon.s’ – before she eventually beats them at their own game and manages to not only charm all the girls but bag the Prince himself!
“If you have ever wondered what really goes on behind the locked gates of the ancient British Boarding Schools, this series holds the key.” Book ChitChat
“Funny exposé of It-girl school life.” ELLE GIRL UK
“Budding Anglophiles ….will soak up the flood of upper-class British culture in this book.”WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY
Bloomsbury re-released the series as “Royal Match” and “Royal Mess” in 2010-11 to coincide with the Royal Wedding. “A Right Royal Read!” MAYFAIR TIMES
The next instalment to the series is coming soon. Keep your eye out for the sequel, PULLING PRINCES OXFORD