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Clare Swatman


UK flag (b.1975)

Clare Swatman has been a writer and journalist for more years than she cares to remember. In that time she has written for many women's magazines including Take a Break, Bella and Best, and also edits a local magazine in her home town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire where she lives with her husband and two boys.

Clare was born in 1975 in Essex, but she doesn't think its rubbed off on her too much. She studied French and Spanish in Newcastle but can hardly speak a word these days, to her shame. She also completed a post-graduate magazine journalism course with PMA Media Training.

Her debut novel, BEFORE YOU GO. Shes currently working on her second novel, and enjoying every minute.
 

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
 
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Clare Swatman recommends
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The Women Who Wouldn't Leave (2023)
Victoria Scott
"An uplifting novel about the power of community and the human spirit, filled with warm, believable characters."
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The Last List of Mabel Beaumont (2023)
Laura Pearson
"I absolutely loved this book... I adore an older protagonist who's portrayed as a real person, with opinions and regrets, and who is feisty and not afraid to speak her mind. The story is like a warm hug - but it had spark and wit and humour too. I loved it, and was bereft when I finished it (far too) late last night!... Gorgeous!"
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There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (2023)
David M Barnett
"I truly loved it! It's a gorgeous, sweeping love story, with some fabulous quirks (including the talking seal!) which really makes you think about happiness, love and the potentially devastating impact loneliness can have on your life. It truly was a magical story with light, dark and all the shades in between. A triumph."

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