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Alex Askaroff is based in Eastbourne in the South East corner of England. He has been writing for many years and although they are local stories his way with words and descriptions paint a picture of England that many adore. His style of writing has gained him a world-wide following.

Alex has American & British publishers who supply his books to all four corners of the globe. His books are now available in over 40 countries and instantly on tablets.




Isaac Singer The First Capitalist
Alex Askaroff

Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age. The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century. For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.



Genius—Southern Counties BBC radio.

Evocative and descriptive. Excellent writing—Professor J. Johnson.

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Alex Askaroff book signing at the release of Sussex Born & Bred

Alex's stories are hilarious some heart-warming—all fascinating. He has been described as one of the most successful authors to come out of Sussex for a decade and Eastbourne’s most versatile writer.

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Norman A Journey Through Time By Alex Askaroff. A fascinating journey through the 20th century told through one man's incredible journey.

You may like to read some of my stories before you buy one of my books. They are available on most sites like Amazon but you can also get a personal copy directly from me. See below for further details.

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Tales from The Coast by Alex Askaroff.

Entrancing stories and travels around Sussex—Sussex Books.

I am often asked how would I describe my books and I reply, "A trip down a Sussex lane with cream tea thrown in." Alex Askaroff

If you would like a copy, personally signed and delivered to your door, anywhere in the world, just mail me: alexsussex@aol.com. I have a seven day delivery to America and Canada, two day in the U.K.

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You’ll be back for more—County Life.

Have I Got A Story For You by Alex Askaroff.

Random Threads Volume 1, Patches of Heaven by Alex Askaroff.

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Random Threads 2, Skylark Country by Alex Askaroff.

Random Threads 3, High Streets & hedgerows by Alex Askaroff.

A trilogy of local gems—Aspect County Magazine.

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Out at last! After a four-year wait Sussex Born and Bred, Tales from the Coast by Alex Askaroff is finally available click on the picture for more information


Sussex Born And Bred by Alex Askaroff

Independent review for: Sussex Born and Bred

Sitting down with Sussex Born and Bred is like spending a couple of hours at a really good pub when the local storyteller has stopped by for a pint of the local best; drink in hand, he begins to regale listeners with tales of adventures and misadventures, describing with good humor and a large measure of affection his interactions the townspeople all around. This is one of the most charming, delightful, endearing, and funny collection of anecdotes it has ever been my pleasure to read. Askaroff is an insatiable collector of stories, and as a traveling repairman, the kind who actually makes house-calls, he has been invited into more households than the pope, and he's probably done more practical good.

Alex Askaroff gave up a safe, lucrative career to do what he loved: fixing the sewing machines still in use along the south coast of England, tending to ailing Singers, Husqvarna, Bradbury treadles, even industrial machines used by farmers for sewing leather. Many of these sewing machines are irreplaceable antiques that have been used for decades by the same family - often by the same "old dears" - Askaroff's affectionate term for some of his regular clients. With self-deprecating humor, he recounts how he has sometimes played the inadvertent fool, sometimes the hero of the moment, and how the life stories of these men and women are endlessly surprising.

If you loved the books by Gerald Durrell, from My Family and Other Animals through Fillets of Plaice, here you can discover a kindred spirit, one whose passion is for, not animals, but machines, and the people who use them with love and skill. Descriptions of locales, photographs, even original poetry grace these stories, and most of them are ideally suited to share with children and other family members.

By Christina Paige (Tucson, AZ)

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Corner of the Kingdom by Alex Askaroff

Anything you need just ask: alexsussex@aol.com 

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Norman A Journey Through Time By Alex Askaroff

Have I Got A Story For You, Book 8 by Alex Askaroff

This may just be the best book I've ever read.
J Vincent

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News Flash!

Alex's books are now on Amazon

Sussex Born and Bred, Corner of the Kingdom
 and many more are now available instantly on Kindle and iPad.



Alex's Book: Tales from the Coast

Fancy a funny free read: Ena Wilf  & The One-Armed Machinist

Alex's stories are now available to keep. Click on the picture for more information.

 Free story: Skylark Country

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