Kate Lord Brown

Kate Lord Brown graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art and KLC Design School. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and gained a MA in creative writing from the Manchester Writing School, MMU.

Kate has written six novels including The Perfume Garden which was shortlisted for UK Romantic Novel of the Year. Kate’s other novels, including The Beauty Chorus and The House of Dreams, are twentieth century historical fiction with heart and she is always looking for those gems of forgotten history which make you think ‘why doesn’t everyone know about this …?’ Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been top ten bestsellers in the US/Canada, UK, Germany, Norway and Spain. Kate lives in Somerset with her family.

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Kate Lord Brown is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lisa Highton. For all enquiries contact

Books by Kate

In progress – The Golden Hour

From vibrant 30s Cairo to ‘Paris of the East’ 70s Beirut, a mother and daughter are caught up in conflicts and bound by family secrets.

Spring 1975. When a young archaeologist learns her mother is dying, she flies out from London to her mother’s home near Beirut just as war threatens to engulf the country. She needs to see her one last time and finally discover the truth about her parents’ lives in 30s Cairo. An epic twin timeline story from the desert explorers, priceless treasures, and decadent cabarets of Cairo to the restless lives of expats on the brink of civil war in bohemian Beirut.

Previously published

The House of Dreams Inspired by the real-life heroism of Varian Fry in WW2 France and the volunteers who risked their lives to help save legendary figures like Marc Chagall, Hannah Arendt, and Max Ernst.

The Perfume Garden A sumptuous story of lost love and family secrets set between modern day Valencia and the Spanish Civil War.

The Beauty Chorus (2012) A story of romance, wartime glamour and adventure in the skies, inspired by the brave young women who flew fighter planes across Britain in World War Two.