A popular public speaker, Clare is a regular at literary and history festivals around the country. She gives talks on all her books, and enjoys interviewing other authors.

Clare loves talking in libraries, at festivals and on podcasts, to veterans, schoolchildren, and everyone in between!

Please use the contact form if you would like to book Clare as a speaker.


3 March 2024 6:30 pm

Jewish Book Week, London

Clare interviews Helen Fry about her new book, ‘Women in Intelligence’

8 March 2024 12:00 am

Polish Embassy, Copenhagen

International Women’s Day event, after lunch speaker

9 March 2024 12:00 am

Historiske Dage history festival, Copenhagen

The Spy Who Loved

10 March 2024 11:00 am

Historiske Dage history festival, Copenhagen

Interview on the role of women in the resistance in the Second World War

12 March 2024 12:00 pm

Save the Children International Centre for Women's Networks

Interview about Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children

16 March 2024 10:00 am

Polish Saturday Schools online

In conversation with Marek Mrozek and Joanna Mechelewska about ‘The Heroic Women of Warsaw’

Interviewing Charles Spencer & Jonathan Freedland at the Henley Lit Fest (thanks to Scarlet Page photography), and talking at the National Army Museum for the Chelsea Hist Fest (thanks to James McCauley photo).

19 March 2024 6:15 pm

Maggs Bros, London

Biographers Club ‘Slightly Foxed’ Best First Biography prize-giving.

Clare joins fellow biographers Sue Gaisford and Philip Eade as this year’s judges.

21 March 2024 8:00 pm

Great Chesterford History Society

The Women Who Flew for Hitler.

25 March 2024 6:00 pm

The Reform Club, London

The Spy Who Loved

26 March 2024 5:00 pm

Museum of the Second World War, Gdańsk

Krystyna Skarbek, The Spy Who Loved

14 April 2024 1:00 pm

HistFest at The British Library

Discussing Spies, Resistance and Women in WWII with Henry Hemming & Rebecca Rideal

24 April 2024 12:00 am

Aviator's Circle, Henley on Thames

The Women Who Flew for Hitler

25 April 2024 4:00 pm

Saffron Walden County High School

The Andre Young Legacy Lecture : The Spy Who Loved, The secrets and lives of one of Britain’s bravest wartime heroines

12 May 2024 10:00 am

Sue Ryder Foundation podcast: 'Never Standing Still'

Clare talks about Zo’s wartime and post-war friendship with Sue Ryder.

13 May 2024 12:30 pm

Oak Cancer Centre, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton

The Spy Who Loved

4 June 2024 7:00 pm

Topping & Co, Ely

Agent Zo

8 June 2024 11:00 am

Battle of Britain Bunker museum

Agent Zo

20 June 2024 7:00 pm

Ognisko Polskie, The Polish Hearth Club, London

Agent Zo

5 July 2024 7:30 pm

Braintree Museum

The Women Who Flew for Hitler

14 September 2024 12:00 am

Chiswick Book Festival

Agent Zo

19 September 2024 7:30 pm

Brooklands Museum, Weybridge

The Women Who Flew for Hitler

27 September 2024 7:30 pm

Otford 1940s Society

The Spy Who Loved

6 October 2024 2:00 pm

Cuckfield BookFest

Agent Zo

10 February 2025 2:00 pm

Buntingford U3A

The Spy Who Loved

28 March 2025 3:00 pm

Alderney Literary Festival

Agent Zo: The Untold Story of a Fearless Second World War Resistance Soldier

14 May 2025 7:00 pm

Little Waldingfield Historical Society

Agent Zo

Past Events

Clare has spoken about her books and the history behind them at the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, British Library, Royal Albert Hall, House of Lords, the Special Forces Club, and many literary and history festivals across Britain. She has spoken at Polish Embassy in London and the British Embassy in Warsaw, and gave a TEDx talk at Stormont in Belfast.

Recently she has also enjoyed giving talks at the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, White Waltham Airfield, Chicksands Military Intelligence Museum and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Books tours have taken her to the USA, Spain, Italy and Poland.

Clare also regularly chairs panels and interviews other authors at festivals such as Jewish Book Week, the Henley Lit Fest and Wimpole Hall history festival. Last year she interviewed Jonathan Freedland, Charles Spencer, Caroline Moorhead and, at Hatchards, Anne Sebba among others.

The trouble is, Clare loves talking about books and history, so if your school, local history society or U3A etc might be interested in a talk, please get in touch!