Alex Brown

Alex Brown


Alex Brown is an award-winning author of many bestselling books including the hugely popular Carrington’s series, The Great Christmas Knit OffThe Great Village ShowNot Just For Christmas and The Secret of Orchard Cottage. Her uplifting books are published worldwide and have been translated into six languages.

In 2006, Alex won a competition to write the City Girl column for The London Paper, with a circulation of 500,000 weekly copies. She went on to write the column until her first novel, Cupcakes At Carrington’s was published in 2013. Alex has written short stories and articles for numerous magazines including PrimaCosmopolitanGlamourPeople’s Friend and Femail.

Cupcakes At Carrington’s and The Secret of Orchard Cottage both went to No.1 in the UK Kindle chart. The Great Christmas Knit Off was a UK Top 50 Paperback Bestseller and voted a Kobo Best Book of 2014 with The Secret of Orchard Cottage a Kobo Best Book of 2016.

Alex lives in rural Sussex, with her husband, daughter and two very glossy black Labradors. When she isn’t writing Alex enjoys knitting, watching Strictly Come Dancing with her daughter and going to Northern Soul nights, and is passionate about supporting charities working with care leavers, adoption and vulnerable young people.

Alex Brown @alexbrownbooks

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I’ve ventured out to my fave cafe to plot and progress book 12. But first, a cup of chai and a cosy cherry waffle to make the wordage flow. I’m loving writing this new book and hope to be able to share some news about it with you very soon. Happy Sunday loves☕️#SundayMotivation

Morning! Up and at it today as my darling girl has a trampoline birthday party to attend at 9am! Thank god for audible and headphones. Hope your day starts more leisurely than mine 🙄#SaturdayMorning

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Morning! Gotta love a Facebook reminder. My first book was published on this day seven years ago. And what an absolute rollercoaster it has been. Never ever thought back then that I’d be in this position now. #FridayThoughts #cupcakesatcarringtons

#ThursdayThoughts 👇

Morning! Today is a good day. I’m off to meet a very wise friend who I haven’t seen for a couple of years. Together we will put the world to rights 🤔#ThursdayThoughts #KindnessMatters

‘You ain’t the only one with options, hun!’ Shaughna for the win 👍🏻 #LoveIsland

Oh here we go! Shove your cleaning schedule up your backside, Gaslighter Geoff! @itvcorrie #corrie

The koala pulled his hands towards itself and held his hand ❤

My heart can't 😭

Wordage by candlelight today! Storm Brendan has blown down the electricity pole outside my house and there’s a massive fern tree collapsed on top of a car. Please stay safe everyone.❤️❤️❤️ #WednesdayWisdom #StormBrendan

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