Clare is an award-winning biographer, who contributes to various historical and current affairs journals, TV and radio.
Clare’s latest book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler (2018), is a joint biography of two extraordinary women whose skills put them at the heart of the Third Reich but whose choices meant they ended their lives on opposite sides of history. Watch Clare talking about the book here. Clare’s first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children (2009), about child rights pioneer Eglantyne Jebb, won the Daily Mail Biographers’ Club prize. It is being republished in 2019 to mark the centenary of Save the Children, all author royalties donated to the charity. Book trailer here. The Spy Who Loved (2012) looks at the remarkable life of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, Britain’s first female special agent of the Second World War. Now optioned by Universal Studios, the book led to Clare receiving Poland’s national honour, the Bene Merito, in 2014. Trailer here.
Clare has contributed to programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, More4, the History Channel, and History Hit TV. Radio includes the Today Programme, Woman’s Hour, and Great Lives.
An Honorary Patron of the Wimpole History Festival, Clare has given talks for most leading British literary and history festivals, TEDx, the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, Special Forces Club, and British Library. She leads a lecture tour in London and Paris on the female agents of the Second World War and is always happy to be invited to speak.
Clare writes and reviews non-fiction for the Telegraph, Spectator and History Today, and was chair of the judges for the Historical Writers Association 2017 non-fiction prize. Last year she wrote the BBC Reith Lecture quiz on war and humanity.
Before writing, Clare worked for Save the Children and Sight Savers International. She is a member of English PEN, the Biographers’ Club, Historical Writers Association, and Writers Against Racism. She lives in Essex with her husband, the artist Ian Wolter, their three daughters and hairy lurcher.
Clare’s agent is Georgina Capel
Follow Clare on Twitter @ClareMulley