Lindsay Clarke


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in Halifax, West Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1939

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Lindsay Clarke is a British novelist. He was educated at Heath Grammar School in Halifax and at King's College Cambridge. He worked in education for many years, in Africa, America and the UK, before becoming a full-time writer. He currently lives in Somerset with his wife, Phoebe Clare, who is a ceramic artist. Clarke lectures in creative writing at Cardiff University, and teaches writing workshops in London and Bath. Four radio plays were broadcast by BBC Radio 4, and a number of his articles and reviews have been published in 'Resurgence' and 'The London Magazine.' Lindsay has one daughter from his first marriage.

His novel The Chymical Wedding, partly inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, won the Whitbread Prize in 1989. Clarke's most
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3.81 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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The Chymical Wedding

3.83 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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The Return from Troy

3.72 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Water Theatre

3.47 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Parzival and the Stone from...

3.69 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Alice's masque

3.30 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Sunday Whiteman

3.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Traditional Celtic Stories

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2000
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Essential Celtic Mythology

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1997
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A Dance with Hermes

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“We don’t sleep to sleep, dammit, any more than we eat to eat . We sleep to dream. We’re amphibians. We live in two elements and we need both."

Edward Nesbit”
Lindsay Clarke, The Chymical Wedding

“Even dumb objects have their destiny. Rarely given a second thought, they perform their unconsidered duty day by day until their moment arrives and everything seems to hang on their location.”
Lindsay Clarke

“Power was always with the others, with the death-dealers and those who had obediently evolved the tunnel vision it takes to organize atrocity. The room was already iced in nuclear winter.”
Lindsay Clarke, The Chymical Wedding

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