Who hasn’t dreamt of discovering that they’re the secret heir to a great fortune? Temple Barholm, or simply T. Tembarom for short, never did. As an orphan growing up on the mean streets of early 20th century New York City he simply can’t afford such foolish notions.
Needless to say it comes as an unexpected surprise when Tembarom turns out to be the long forgotten heir to an old family fortune and must make the journey over to England, where unimaginable wealth - and a murder mystery – awaits him.
Frances Burnett is the author of ‘T. Tembarom’, and by her own admission, the story is inspired by one of her more famous works, ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’.
This classic rags to riches story is Oliver Twist meets Richie Rich, with a murder mystery twist in the middle...
Frances Hodgson Burnett was an English American playwright and author. Born in the UK in Manchester to a family of ironmongers, she later migrated to the United States where she would go on to write some of her most famous plays and novels.
During the span of her career, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote and published more than 53 novels, most of them for adults. However, she is perhaps best known for her work in children’s literature, including famous titles such as ‘The Little Princess’ (1905), ‘The Secret Garden’ (1911), and ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ (1886).
Frances Hodgson Burnett is also known for her historical fiction, including acclaimed titles such as 'The Head of the House of Coombe' (1922) and its sequel, 'Robin' (1922).
Burnett’s work has been adapted for film many times. The latest movie adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’ was released in 2020, starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.