Chester, Tessa Rose

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CHESTER, Tessa Rose

CHESTER, Tessa Rose. Also writes as Rosi Re Beech. British, b. 1950. Genres: Poetry, Art/Art history, Bibliography, Illustrations. Career: Healer, poet, artist, and musician. Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge, England, assistant to divisional children's librarian, 1975-77; Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London, England, part-time employee, 1982-84, curator of Children's Book Collections, 1984-2001. Exhibitions of drawings and watercolors held under the pseudonym Donetta, in Cambridge, England, in the 1970s. Publications: (with J.I. Whalley) A History of Children's Book Illustration, 1988; Children's Books Research: A Practical Guide to Techniques and Sources, 1989; Sources of Information about Children's Books, 1989; Provisions of Light (poetry), 1996.