Clare Empson worked as a staff writer on national newspapers covering everything from collapsing merchant banks to tea with the late Barbara Cartland (everything pink including the cakes). Eight years ago, she moved to the West Country and founded the arts and lifestyle blog countrycalling.co.uk. The idyllic setting inspired her first novel, which reveals the darker side of paradise. Clare lives on the Wiltshire/Dorset border with her husband and three children.
Afraid Of The Light (2020) (with Rachael Blok, Heather Critchlow, Elle Croft, James Delargy, Jo Furniss, N J Mackay, S R Masters, Phoebe Morgan, Dominic Nolan, Robert Scragg, Victoria Selman, Kate Simant and Adam Southward)
Clare Empson recommends
The Necessary Marriage (2018)
"I adored this beautifully told, immersive portrait of two marriages and the flaws and desires within . . . so gripping and original."
All in Her Head (2020)
"What a stunning debut this is - chilling, emotional and full of surprises, impossible to put down."
Blurred Lines (2020)
"Compelling, fierce and all too believable a heart-stopping portrayal of what it costs to speak out."
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