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A year ago Alex stepped into previously unknown territory of the written word with the help of Bloomsbury. The outcome was a joyous, adventure filled memoir entitled 'Two Turtle Doves: A Memoir Making Things'. Therefore it is with even more delight  to announce that Two Turtle Doves has been nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at The National Reading Group. You can vote for here and the book can be purchased here. Voting closes on the 24th May. Good luck to all nominees!


'This is a tremendous book. A generous story of making, looking, travelling and growing up...' Edmund de Waal

A wonderful book, a hymn to the pleasurable process of making things ... The message of Two Turtle Doves could spur British manufacturing and add to the sum of human happiness’ The Times

Whether recounting boyhood shenanigans in 1970s Suffolk or his entrée into the world of high fashion, Monroe’s relaxed, intimate story is cheeky and at times confronting but always charming’ InStyle

‘A magical memoir by the British jeweller famed for his delicate pieces adorned with flowers and animals, explores the nature of creativity and memory’ Elle

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