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Clare Pooley

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Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising.

Clare’s memoir - The Sober Diaries - has helped thousands of people around the world to quit drinking.

The Authenticity Project, Clare’s first novel, was a New York Times bestseller, a BBC Radio 2 book club pick, and winner of the RNA debut novel award.

Clare’s second novel - called The People on Platform 5 in the UK, and Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting in the USA - is coming in May/June 2022

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"This is my last review for 2022. I'm glad my Goodreads year ends with a lighter book. I would have finished this so much faster if it had been audio. It's set in Britain ('nuf said). I have to admit that it was a little slow going at the beginning bu" Read more of this review »
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"I'm very dehydrated now from all of the tears. But honestly this was so fun and charming. Would recommend."
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"This is a lovely book. Wonderful characters. Highly recommended. "
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I ignored this book for a while, thinking I couldn’t possibly buy into a book about somebody’s relationship with an octopus. I certainly didn’t expect this story to make me cry. How wrong I was. Marcellus is the best non-human character since Six Thi ...more
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Wow. Just wow. What a heartbreaking and mesmerising story, told in such a unique, fresh and funny voice. Extraordinary.
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You know that feeling when you’re in a reading slump, and then you pick up a book which reminds you of everything you love about storytelling? Well, this book did that for me. I didn’t so much read it as INHALE it.
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I put off reading this book for ages, despite the stellar reviews, because I hate gaming. But I totally adored this book! It’s a story about passion, creativity, friendship, and about the magic that happens when two people who don’t fit in find each ...more
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Oh God. This is one of those books which makes me never want to write another novel, because what is the point when prose as beautiful as this exists? Joanna Quinn, I love you and hate you in equal measure.
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“The truth often isn't pretty. It's not aspirational. It doesn't fit neatly into a little square on Instagram.”
Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project

“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. —LEONARD COHEN”
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“Meet force with softness. Recipe for life. Now you understand.’ And, strangely, he did.”
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“The truth often isn't pretty. It's not aspirational. It doesn't fit neatly into a little square on Instagram.”
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“Only a really great friend realises that there are few situations that can’t be improved by great stationery.”
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“Then he’d discovered that routines were crucial. They created buoys he could cling to to keep himself afloat.”
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“When we first come here in 1973, two men came to restaurant and say, ‘Go back to China and take your filthy, foreign food with you.’ I say, ‘You are angry. Anger comes from stomach. Sit. I bring you soup. For free. It will make you feel better.’ They ate my wonton soup. Recipe from my grandmother. They have been customers of restaurant for forty years. Meet force with softness. Recipe for life. Now you understand.” And, strangely, he did.”
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“Hazard noted Monica’s use of a colon. It looked a little incongruous. He didn’t think people did grammar anymore. They barely did writing. Just texts, and emojis.”
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