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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
 
Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (1999) : Learning to Swim


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The Long, Long Afternoon (2021)
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"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!"
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Dog Days (2021)
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"A charming, surprising and moving story of three troubled characters' encounter with love, grief, healing...and dogs!"
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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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