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Clare Pooley

Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time mum.

Clare lives in Fulham, London with her long-suffering husband, three children, dog and a cupboard filled with alcohol-free beer.

Clare is the author of the hugely popular blog, Mummy was a Secret Drinker, under the pseudonym Sober Mummy.

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Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Clare Pooley recommends
The Joyce Girl (2016)
Annabel Abbs
"Annabel Abbs weaves a powerful, spellbinding and illuminating story of a woman who has been, until now, relegated to a historical footnote."
Saturdays at Noon (2020)
Rachel Marks
"Oh how I loved this book... complex, imperfect, totally loveable and completely unforgettable."
All About Us (2020)
Tom Ellen
"Has all of the feels – the messy complexities of family and friends, the power of love and a sprinkling of magic. Gorgeous."

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