INTERVIEWS

BBC Radio 4 Great Lives: Robert Louis Stevenson - with Francine Stock and Douglas Dunn
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BBC Radio 4 Open Book - interview about Jane's Fame with Mariella Frostrup and Deborah Moggach
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Blackwell Podcast number 30, March 2010:- two-part interview with George Miller about Jane's Fame
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CBC Book Club: Ask the Author, May 2010: podcast q & a about the enduring appeal of Jane Austen.
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April 2009 - interview with Mark Thwaite at The Book Depository
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ARTICLES

A selection of Claire's reviews for the Evening Standard:  Click to go to author's page

Poetry Review, December 2015: review of The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith, editied by Will May.

Evening Standard, 10 December 2015: 'One of the literary genres for which Britain's got real talent', review of The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, edited by Philip Hensher.

The Guardian, 7 November 2015: review of The Life-Writer, David Constantine's novel of love, loss and the extraordinariness of everyday life

Times Literary Supplement, 2 October 2015: 'To Walk Invisible'; a case of mistaken identity in Charlotte Brontë iconography.

Evening Standard, 21 August 2015, 'Sparring partners to the last', review of  Kid Gloves: A Voyage around my Father  by Adam Mars-Jones.

Evening Standard, 31 July 2015: 'Maternal melancholy reaps rich rewards', review of Another Mother's Son by Janet Davey.
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Evening Standard, 14 May 2015: 'Painful Honesty', review of Have You Been Good? by Vanessa Nicolson.
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Guardian Review, 9 May 2015: review of Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske, by Julia Blackburn.
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Evening Standard, 23 April 2015: 'Things we forget to remember', review of A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson.
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Evening Standard, 19 March 2015: 'Putting words into the mouth of a 17th-century gossip'; review of John Aubrey: My Own Life by Ruth Scurr.
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Evening Standard, 19 February 2015: 'The rocky road to the birth of the Pill', review of The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig.
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Guardian Review, 7 February 2015: 'How Kate Gross prepared to die'; review of Late Fragments by Kate Gross.
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Evening Standard, 5 February 2015: 'A seriously unfunny slice of a writer's life', review of Quite a Good Time to be Born by David Lodge.
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Evening Standard, 4 September 2014: 'A Woman's Perspective', review of Outline by Rachel Cusk.
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Times Literary Supplement, 8 August 2014: poem, 'The Mighty Hudson'.

Evening Standard, 7 August 2014: 'Why it's not always good to be seen', review of Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen by Philip Ball
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Times Literary Supplement, 27 June 2014: 'English Verdure, English discomfort', review of Jane Austen and Adlestrop: her other family by Victoria Huxley

Guardian Review, 14 June 2014; review of Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter by Lyndall Gordon.
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Evening Standard, 15 May 2014: 'Feminine influence in foreign lands', review of Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat by Helen McCarthy.
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Guardian Review, 10 May 2014: review of The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller.
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Evening Standard, 13 March 2014: 'Each one of us creates our own Middlemarch', review of The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliotby Rebecca Mead.
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Literary Review, March 2014: Pulpit - 'Margins of Terror' - what has happened to the concept of the ideal reader now that so many actual readers are ready, willing and fully equipped to answer back?
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Evening Standard, 13 February 2014; 'Fifty years of straddling the divide between critic and novelist', review of Lives in Writing by David Lodge.
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Guardian Review, 11 January 2014: review of How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.
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Evening Standard, 31 October 2013: 'The patience of Penelope, the lady novelist in waiting', review of Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee.
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Evening Standard, 17 October 2013: 'Spirited women who escaped the post-war straitjacket', review of Her Brilliant Career by Rachel Cooke.
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Evening Standard, 12 September 2013: 'For an eager young seventies' scientist, research was all in the genes', review of An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins.
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Evening Standard, 15 August 2013: 'A skivvy's take on Lizzie & Co', review ofLongbourn: Pride and Prejudice, the Servants' Story by Jo Baker.
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Evening Standard, 25 July 2013: 'Fifty years on, a quest for the Queen of the Nile ends with seeing the invisible', review of Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard.
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Guardian Review, 20 July 2013: 'The Secret History', review of The Girl from Station X by Elisa Segrave.
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Times Literary Supplement, 24 May 2013: 'Careers for middle-class women', review of The Brontës in Context edited by Marianne Thormählen.

Evening Standard, 24 May 2013: 'Caught up in life's tripwires on a tangled journey from poverty to fulfilment', review of Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley.
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Guardian Review, 18 May 2013: 'Yours Unfaithfully', review of Our Cheating Hearts: Love & Loyalty, Lust & Lies by Kate Figes.
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Evening Standard, 18 April 2013: 'What happened after the balloon finally went up', review of Falling Upwards: How We Took To The Air by Richard Holmes.
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Evening Standard, 4 April 2013: 'Survivor's overwhelming account of a family swept away', review of Wave: A Memoir of Life after the Tsunami by Sonali Deraniyagala.
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Evening Standard, 7 March 2013: 'Living one life to the full - over and over again', review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
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Evening Standard, 17 January 2013: 'We've always known about the family skeletons in the cupboard', review of Family Secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day by Deborah Cohen.
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Evening Standard, 10 January 2013: 'The sad artist who broke the mould of the women's novel', review of Olivia Manning: A Woman at War by Deirdre David.
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Evening Standard, 28 June 2012: 'Turning Jane Austen's fiction into literary sudoku', review of What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan.
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Evening Standard, 10 May 2012: 'Vain journal spells a wife's downfall', review of Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale.
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Evening Standard, 22 March 2012: 'A Pirate Copy all at Sea', review of Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion.
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Times Literary Supplement, 10 February 2012: 'What an amazing man!' , review of The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Jenny Hartley.
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Evening Standard, 28 July 2011: 'Notes from the Asylum', review of Medical Muses: Hysteria in 19th Century Paris by Asti Hustvedt
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Literary Review, July 2011:  'Island Records', review of Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth by Katherine Frank
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Literary Review, February 2010: 'The Belle of Amherst?', review of Lives Like Loaded Guns by Lyndall Gordon
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Sunday Telegraph, 25 October 2009: review of Charles Dickens by Michael Slater
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Evening Standard, 21 May 2009: review of The Blue Hour: a portrait of Jean Rhys by Lilian Pizzichini
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Sunday Telegraph, 15 March 2008, 'George Gissing's Grubby Life', review of George Gissing: A Life by Paul Delany
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Guardian Review, 29 March 2008: 'Lightning from Skies' – Sylvia Townsend Warner's chequered poetic career.
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TLS, 1 February 2008, 'Partiality and Prejudice': the young Jane Austen's surprising marginalia.
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Sunday Telegraph, 21 February 2007, 'Space Beavers and excommunicated slugs', review of The Cat Orchestra & the Elephant Butler: The Strange History of Amazing Animals by Jan Bondeson
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Sunday Telegraph, 17 April 2007, 'Who stopped the British from being lively?' review of Decency and Disorder: The Age of Cant 1739-1837 by Ben Wilson
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Sunday Telegraph, 23 August 2006, 'Shortcuts to becoming well-read' review of How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide by John Sutherland
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Sunday Telegraph, 5 July 2006, 'As provocative and lively as her journalism', review of The Letters of Martha Gellhorn edited by Caroline Moorehead
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Sunday Telegraph, 29 June 2006, 'In the footsteps of a melancholy traveller', review of Empire of the Mind: A Journey Through Great Britain by Iqbal Ahmed
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Sunday Telegraph, 19 April 2006, 'Jolly good for us', review of 12 Books that Changed the World by Melvyn Bragg
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Sunday Telegraph, 14 March 2006, 'Libertine and Libertarian', review of John Wilkes by Arthur Cash
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Sunday Telegraph, 9 February 2006, 'Enough to drive anyone mad', review of A Royal Affair by Stella Tillyard
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Sunday Telegraph, 23 October 2005, 'Survival of the foppiest', review of Beau Brummell by Ian Kelly
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Sunday Telegraph, 1 June 2005, 'The queen of Bath', review of The Imaginary Autocrat by John Eglin
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Guardian Review, 12 March 2007 – the auction in New York of the ‘Rice Portrait’, a disputed portrait of Jane Austen.
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London Review of Books, 3 October 2002, 'O Wyoming Whippowill', review of The Chameleon Poet: A Life of George Barker by Robert Fraser

London Review of Books, 4 October 2001, ', review of The Nightfisherman: Selected Letters of W.S. Graham edited by Michael Snow and Margaret Snow

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8 January 2013 - Claire is a finalist for The Omnivore's Hatchet Job of the Year award, for 'the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past 12 months' for her review of Andrew Motion's Silver: Return to Treasure Island.   

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