Claire King

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Claire King grew up in Yorkshire, England and studied economics at Newnham College, Cambridge. She spent the last twenty years working anywhere in business that allowed her to tell stories. She has finally realised what she wants to be when she grows up.

Claire's prize winning short fiction has been published online and in print including The New Scientist, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology and Writers Forum magazine.

In 2002 Claire moved to a ramshackle house in Southern France, where she lived for 14 years.

She now lives with her family in the Cotswolds.

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Claire King Hi Jayne, Fancy that! I hope you enjoy my books. Both my novels are set in France but the one I'm writing now is Yorkshire-set! Cx
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It’s about the time of year people start worrying about Christmas. I know! I know it’s too early to talk about Christmas but it’s not too early to *think* about Christmas, apparently. And start worrying. And panic buying sprouts. And ham. Some people love Christmas and approach it with an enviable joy. I’m less enthusiastic, […]
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“I know about skeletons. Once I went to a museum and saw dinosaur skeletons. They are like jigsaw puzzles for scientists.”
Claire King, The Night Rainbow

“A blown kiss is not a proper kiss. Hugs and kisses should be hugs and kisses, not breaths of air. I am tired of breaths of air and not enough hugs and kisses.”
Claire King, The Night Rainbow

“I make the surprised O with my mouth, although I am not really that surprised. It was the kind of story that grownups tell children to complicate a thing when they could just tell you the thing itself, much faster.”
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
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“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
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