Alice Mitchell is the pen-name of Alison Mitchell born in 1951 in West Yorkshire. Her married name is now Harrop and she lives in North Wales and is recently retired from her professional occupation as a medical doctor.
Her first novel (Instead of Eden)won a Betty Trask Prize and was published in 1985. by W.H. Allen.
She is currently working on a mediaeval historical novel.
She is also a member of the Llandudno and District U3A Creative Writers Group and a contributor to their magazine.
She is a Guardian reader, animal lover and a Pro- European member of the Labour Party.