Alison Craig

Alison Craig is a well-known writer, journalist, broadcaster, and blogger. She is the author of one previous book, the non-fiction Alison’s Diary, The Nappy Years (Black & White).

New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble
Dash (Orion), 2019
Alison Craig - New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble
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?