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Clare Chambers

UK flag (b.1966)

Clare Chambers was born in 1966, attended a school in Croydon, read English at Oxford and wrote her first novel while she was living in New Zealand. She is the author of Back Trouble, A Dry Spell and Learning to Swim, which won the 1998 Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award. She now lives in Kent with her husband and young family.

Genres: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction, Romance
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (1999) : Learning to Swim

Clare Chambers recommends
The Long, Long Afternoon (2021)
Inga Vesper
"Such a vivid atmosphere of stifling LA heat and stifling 50s domesticity - the brittle facades of those suburban mansions with their manicured lawns and maddened housewives. A homage to hard-boiled American crime fiction, but told with a distinctive female sensibility. Lovely!"
Dog Days (2021)
Ericka Waller
"A charming, surprising and moving story of three troubled characters' encounter with love, grief, healing...and dogs!"
On Hampstead Heath (2021)
Marika Cobbold
"Marika Cobbold writes with such a light, witty touch, strewing the story with great one-liners, but she isn't afraid to tackle dark themes too, and manages to bring even minor characters to vivid life with just a few telling strokes. On Hampstead Heath is a deliciously romantic comedy of misunderstandings and misbehaviour - I loved it."

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