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

What time can we watch? I can’t wait ❤️ #HamiltonFilm

I've been rambling in my notebook again. This time it's about #NationalNorthernAuthorsDay, about measuring my success as a writer and about Smurfs. If you fancy a read -

It’s done! #APostcardFromParis, forever more known as ‘that one I wrote in #lockdown’ is now an actual book. I couldn’t be happier or more relieved. It needs A LOT of editing but I have something to work with and know my brilliant @katebradleySW6 will help me whip it into shape.

Mr Brown has surpassed himself with today’s room service! Likely to be the last one as I will finish the new book today. A favourite classic - cheese, tomato and salad cream sandwich and a tremendously good carrot cake cupcake 🧁👍🏻 #amwriting #APostcardFromParis

Today is going to be a good’un. I’m going to finish writing book 12 in time for #HamiltonFilm tomoz! What a life! #amwriting #apostcardfromparis

Happening next week! Free 1hr workshop "Is This Ok?" that covers how to step up and talk about #diversity matters like #BlackLivesMatter on public forums & social media. Find out more & register at #DiversityAndInclusion

For those of you who like free stuff - who doesn't? - there are fab giveaways going on at @AuthorsNorthern to celebrate #NationalNorthernAuthorsDay - everything from signed books to merch to critiques! Follow the #, and at the very least you'll find some new favourite writers...

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Morning! Early start and determined to finish writing #APostcardFromParis today. Yeayyyy! Literally can not wait as three weeks of solid wordage means my house is a tip, my child needs a hair wash and my fridge needs actual food that isn’t chocolate or cake. #amwriting

I’m homesick for the North & would love to read submissions from fellow northerners, especially in historical &romcom. If you have a book set in Newcastle or Durham, I might just love you forever. #NationalNorthernAuthorsDay

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Room service just stepped up! Mr Brown has excelled himself today with this delivery to my desk ❤️ #amwriting #APostcardFromItaly #deadline

Ooh, this bel libro is out today! The Italian edition of #APostcardFromItaly or direct translation #OnTheSeashoreAnythingCanHappen. Bellissima! 💖💖💖 #book #bookbloggers @NewtonCompton @PFDAgents

My hair salon just called to give me an actual appointment and it feels like Christmas. I couldn’t be happier! #hallelujah #LockdownHair