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Claire Kendal

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Claire Kendal was born in America and educated in England, where she has spent all of her adult life. THE BOOK OF YOU is her first novel, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. It was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. THE SECOND SISTER was published in 2017. Coming 2019... I SPY. Claire teaches English Literature and Creative Writing, and lives in the South West with her family.

Average rating: 3.6 · 11,580 ratings · 1,538 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of You

3.60 avg rating — 10,558 ratings — published 2014 — 52 editions
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The Second Sister

3.67 avg rating — 1,014 ratings — published 2017 — 22 editions
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The Sleepover (The Second S...

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I Spy

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I wrote a prequel to THE SECOND SISTER, a short story called 'The Sleepover', which takes place eight years before Ella's sister Miranda disappears without trace. Read it for free here. I hope you enjoy!
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“Every story has a true name. I wish this story's name could be different, but nothing will change it. This story is The Book of You.”
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“The nice word for you is methodical. Obsessive-compulsive is the meaner phrase, and one you’ve truly earned.”
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“unsure whether she should continue,”
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