Alison Craig

Alison Craig is a well-known writer, journalist, broadcaster, and blogger. She is the author of several stories set at The Birdie & Bramble and of the non-fiction book, Alison’s Diary, The Nappy Years (Black & White, 2003).

Alison Craig is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact

Books by Alison

Blue Skies at the Birdie & Bramble

Dash, May 2021 As the sun starts to shine it’s time for Maddy and the team at The Birdie & Bramble to make some changes, but will Maddy find the strength to stand up for what she wants and discover the true nature of friends, family and love?

Snowdrops at the Birdie and Bramble

Orion, 2020 When the unexpected happens… Since jetting off on her round-the-world adventure, Maddy Campbell never thought she’d be heading back to live in the small town of her birth to run The Birdie & Bramble. But after months of travelling, Maddy finally knows what she wants…and she’s ready to make it happen! Only to arrive to find that The Birdie & Bramble needs a new chef and it’s her job to hire the perfect fit. Plus Jack hasn’t spoken to her since she boarded the plane all those months ago, she really thought they had something… Can Maddy fix the restaurant and her love life or will a new stranger throw more surprises her way? Funny and heartwarming The Birdie and Bramble series is the perfect pick-me-up this spring!

New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble

Dash (Orion), 2019 Can going home be a fresh start? The Birdie & Bramble used to have queues out the door, especially during high season in St Andrews, but when Maddy Campbell makes her way back home after her father’s sudden death, the restaurant and her future seems bleak. Unsure of how she’s going to face the world without her dad, Maddy sets out to sell the business and run back to London as quickly as possible. So when she finds out that the business isn’t worth a thing she realises it’s up to her to turn the restaurant around. Together with her dad’s best friends, faithful family dog Frank and the restaurant staff, Maddy sets out to save The Birdie & Bramble and preserve her dad’s legacy. But as she becomes embroiled in the local town gossip, reconnects with family and bumps into Jack a fellow dog walker with the longest eyelashes in Europe, Maddy begins to wonder if the life she’s built for herself is the one she actually wants… It’s a time of change for everyone at The Birdie & Bramble, but could this be a new beginning for Maddy too?