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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So I said this to my 10yr old daughter as I took her to school today. She replied, ‘I know, you already told me. Would you like a kiss for being a nice Mummy?’ 💗 #ActuallyAutistic #heartmelts

Well now I’m crying

Love the look of this new book from @HummingbirdRuby. And only 99p 💖👍🏻

‘What’s more likely, you misheard me or I lied about the flight time?’ Ugh, Geoff, you vile twunty, gaslighting, narcissist. #Corrie @itvcorrie

When Geoff is on the screen. #Corrie #Rage @itvcorrie

Strawberry jam gels! ❤️ #nails

My granddad, Bob Best ❤️#RemembranceSunday #NeverForgotten

Spotted the lovely @alexbrownbooks talking about the books that made her in the copy of @PlatinumMagUK we received at @SpiritFairs today! So thrilled to see Cupcakes at Carrington's listed, as this is still one of my fav series 💚 #bookbloggers

Take a trip to the glorious Italian Riviera with Grace as she unravels family secrets hidden since the 1930s.

'Best book ever'
'A great twist at the end'
'Warm and captivating'

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A few months ago I joined a soul choir and last night we had the Christmas karaoke party and I couldn’t be happier, even though I now sound like Mae West after several hundred cigars from all that singing 🎤🎄❤️ #choir #karaokenight

Our personalities, our backgrounds, our talents, our identity are gifts! Learn to embrace YOUR gifts 🎁💛

Morning! I’ve treated myself to these beautiful flowers because #APostcardFromItaly has sold to actual ITALY. Bellisimo! It will be in Italian bookstores some time next year and I’ll be celebrating with bubbles today as soon as the wordage is written. #Bookdeal #celebrate 🎉🥂💖

A book for Christmas was the highlight of my childhood. Escaping into an another world meant so much. Please support if you can! @Booktrust ❤️