Kate Lord Brown

About me

Kate Lord Brown grew up in the wild and beautiful Devon countryside. After studying philosophy at Durham University and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, she worked as an international art consultant. Her debut novel ‘The Beauty Chorus’ was inspired by the many hours she spent on airfields in the UK, and the experiences of pilots in her family during WW2. Her second novel about the Spanish Civil War, ‘The Perfume Garden’, draws upon the years she lived in Spain. Kate has just completed a MA in Creative Writing with the Manchester Writing School, and she lives with her pilot husband and young family in the Middle East.
There’s more information at: www.katelordbrown.com

From my website

Gardening Leave

"Gardens are not made by singing 'oh how beautiful' and sitting in the shade" KiplingThis week the chance to sit in the shade would have been a fine thing, but we've been battered by the worst sandstorms in fifty years. The children's schools closed early (rather like the snow days we…

Five Years, Four Stripes and Three Wishes

How are you? It's been a while. All work no play here, so far this year, editing a new story (more news soon), and the pilot becoming Captain (for any nervous fliers out there, the intense training they go through is reassuring). The last months have also been spent moving…

Swimming Lessons

How are you all? First rains in six months here, and the view from the desk window (above), is green and beautiful. The rain has been and gone, a couple of days - but the migrating birds are back, cicadas singing at night, and the garden is blazing with colour.…

 
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