Alexandra Brown

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Alexandra (Alex) Brown
Born Brighton, East Sussex, England
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality British
Genre Women's literature
Notable works "Carrington's" series

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Alexandra Brown is a British author and columnist. Formerly the City Girl columnist for The London Paper,[1] she signed a three-book deal[2] with HarperCollins publishers to write the Carrington’s series of novels.[3] In 2014 she signed a second three-book deal with HarperCollins to write the Tindledale series.[4]


Alexandra was born in Brighton and ran away to London when she was 16, then worked in financial services for many years.[citation needed] After leaving the corporate world she won a competition to write the weekly City Girl column for The London Paper.[5]

She got her first book deal after meeting a HarperCollins editor at a Romantic Novelists' Association party, and they worked together on what was to become the Carrington’s series.[6] In 2014, HarperCollins signed her to write a further series of three books[7] set in the fictional village of Tindledale.

Personal life[edit]

Brown lives in a rural village near Brighton[8] on the South Coast of England with her husband and daughter.[9]

Brown says she is superstitious and needs to light a candle before she sits down to write.[10]


  • Cupcakes at Carrington’s. London: Harper. 2013. ISBN 9780007488230.
  • Me and Mr Carrington. London: Harper. 2013. ASIN B00ES2NPBC.
  • Christmas at Carrington’s. London: Harper. 2013. ISBN 9780007488254.
  • Ice Creams at Carrington’s. London: Harper. 2014. ISBN 9780007488278.
  • The Great Christmas Knit Off. London: Harper. 2014. ISBN 9780007597369. [10]
  • The Great Village Show. London: Harper. 2015. ISBN 9780007597390.
  • The Secret of Orchard Cottage. London: Harper. 2016. ISBN 0007597428.
  • Not Just for Christmas. London: Harper. 2016. ASIN B00QSRZOV4.
  • The Wish. London: Harper. 2018. ISBN 0008206694.


  1. ^ "Authors Secrets" (PDF). Women’s Weekly. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Book Trade Announcements - HarperFiction Acquires World Rights To Three Novels By Alexandra Brown". 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ Stephanie Pegler (19 June 2014). "Chicklit Club's book reviews for author ALEXANDRA BROWN". Chicklit Club. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Three from Brown for HarperFiction - The Bookseller". The Bookseller. The Bookseller. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Author Details : Alexandra Brown". HarperCollins UK. HarperCollins UK. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  6. ^ Kevin Loh (17 January 2013). "I Heart.. Chick Lit: Book Review : Cupcakes at Carrington's by Alexandra Brown". I Heart Chick Lit. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  7. ^ Kirsty Greenwood (20 June 2014). "Novel News – Alexandra Brown Signs Three Book Deal - - The Women's Fiction Blog for Readers and Writers". Novelicious. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  8. ^ Lucy Walton (5 June 2014). "Exclusive interview with Alexandra Brown". Female First. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Exclusive interview with Alexandra Brown". Female First. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b Zarina de Ruiter (12 November 2014). "Interview with author Alexandra Brown". Woman's World. The National Federation of Women's Institutes. Retrieved 25 June 2015.