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, The Secret of Orchard Cottage, The Wish,  A Postcard from Italy, and A Postcard from Paris. 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

Just pulling up at No 10 in case we can help speed up removals….

UNTIL I MET YOU by @AmberRoseGill is coming to a bookshelf near you tomorrow 🎉

@alexbrownbooks is calling Amber's debut novel 'fresh, flirty and gloriously escapist.

A MUST READ this summer ☀️🌴🇹🇹

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Right, I’m packing up for the day. Literally cannot concentrate on anything else while this is all going on. Dare I put champs in the fridge? #itshappening

There is not an issue with alcohol there is an issue with patriarchy, power and control and the prime minister is part of that

Well, there's not much on the news or sport - so why not escape into a book? :)

I just need a few more copies sold to nudge me into the top 100, please!

Wonderful to see #APostcardFromItaly reaching so many new readers three years after publication! ⤵️🎉 #Top50 @katebradleySW6 @TheSohoAgencyUK

On Fri 16th September I will be doing a very special talk in aid of a wonderful children's charity. There will be gorgeous food, fizz and I promise to make it as jolly an occasion as I can. The tickets are going well so please book if you fancy it!

Morning. Waiting to have a hysteroscopy. I’ve had a better days tbh. Happy Tuesday to you all, hope your day is breezier than mine 😳

You never get something for nothing anymore right?


Today you can get @alexbrownbooks A Postcard from Italy 🇮🇹 for free on kindle!

( would be great to pay the kindness back with a review though even if it’s only a few words )

Gorgeous sunset tonight for my girl out sailing with her crew of Sea Scouts. Their boat is just to the right of the light on the water. Happy #Friday everyone ☀️

This looks gorgeous. Happy publication day to @EmilyKerrWrites 💗🎉⤵️

Did you know this gorgeous read from @alexbrownbooks is FREE on Amazon kindle it’s the perfect weekend escape @fictionpubteam @HarperCollinsUK,aps,45&sr=8-3

Ooh this is lovely - and it's FREE this week! @alexbrownbooks @HarperCollins @AppleBooks

Escape to beautiful Italy for romance, scandal and long held family secrets from WW2. #APostcardFromItaly is now FREE and has an exclusive early extract from my brand new book #APostcardFromCapri coming Jul 29th ⤵️🌸

Oh what a night! The legendary @HarperCollinsUK summer party. It was brilliant to catch up with author pals, see my editor in real life again and chat to Martin and Shirley, my teenage Wham and Spandau Ballet loving self was over the flaming moon ♥️🤩🥂

On the way to my publishers party with three dresses. Because I love them all 👗💃#partytime

This! ⤵️ No time for sneering types either. Plus it’s hard to write ‘fluff’ well. It takes skill to make a novel ‘easy’ to read.

ICYMI this award winning read from @alexbrownbooks is free on Amazon kindle,aps,45&sr=8-3