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


"All right, I want something beautiful and it will be done by June"Cheever in Colm Toibin 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother'Desert years are like dog years, I've come to think. At least looking at the passport pictures I've just had taken you'd come to that conclusion. Put it this…

Letter to a Friend

You've been constantly on my mind for the last couple of weeks. By coincidence the protagonist of the book I'm editing has your name, so as my thoughts are with you, I see your name repeated again and again each day. I hadn't even made the connection until today -…

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…

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