Maggie Alderson

Novelist and journalist
View PDF version


Maggie was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews.

She has edited four magazines: British ELLE and ES in London, then Cleo (acting editor) and Mode in Sydney, Australia. She also worked on the Evening Standard and the Sydney Morning Herald. Her column in Good Weekend magazine has been running for over ten years and has been collected into three books.

Maggie is the author of nine novels and currently lives in Hastings Old Town on the south coast of England, with her husband and daughter.






  • Always stumped what to wear for school events. One of the trickier dress codes #dresscodes #whattowear

    @BritishVogue the girls WHO vacuum. Girls are people, so the usage is 'who'. Vacuum cleaners that vacuum, girls who vacuum.

    @SusanElkinJourn Perhaps I should be headmistress of Eton? (although he went to St Pauls)