Horatio Clare


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Horatio Clare (b. 1973) is a writer, radio producer and journalist. Born in London, he and his brother Alexander grew up on a hill farm in the Black Mountains of south Wales. Clare describes the experience in his first book Running for the Hills (John Murray 2006) in which he sets out to trace the course and causes of his parents divorce, and recalls the eccentric, romantic and often harsh conditions of his childhood. The book was widely and favourably reviewed in the UK, where it became a bestseller, as in the US.

Running for the Hills was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Horatio has written about Ethiopia, Namibia and Morocco, and now divides his time between S
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Down to the Sea in Ships: O...

3.92 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Running for the Hills: Grow...

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A Single Swallow: Following...

3.69 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Light in the Dark: A Wi...

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Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

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Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

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Orison for a Curlew: In Sea...

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Truant: Notes From The Slip...

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The Prince's Pen

3.30 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Something of his Art: Walki...

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“This is the happy time, I tell myself. I am superstitious about happiness. I worry that too much celebration of immanence, of God-goodness and life force, invites its opposite. Some pagan part of me believes that too much light draws darkness.”
Horatio Clare, The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal

“Too much certainty is a miserable thing, while the unknowable has a pristine beauty and a wonder with no end.”
Horatio Clare

“It doesn't make any sense, does it?"
"Some things don't," said the beetle, gloomily.
"Don't be so sure," Aubrey said. "Everything makes sense if you can find the right way to look at it. What we need is a new perspective.”
Horatio Clare, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

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