Claire has been commissioned by Viking Penguin in the UK and Alfred A Knopf in the US to write a major new biography of Charlotte Brontë for the author's bicentenary in 2016.
11 October 2014 - Claire will be guest speaker at the Bronte Society Annual Literary Luncheon, Abbey Hotel, Bath.
June 2014 - Claire is runner-up for the Tom-Gallon short story award for 'Poor Maggie Kirkpatrick', published in The Warwick Review.
6 August 2013 - Pride and Prejudice at 200. Claire in conversation with Doug Fabrizio of Radio West and Shannon Hale about Austen's most famous novel and the new film of Shannon's bestselling Austenland.
August 2013 - 'Abominable Fancies': Claire on what Robert Louis Stevenson would and wouldn't have relished about modern life. Posted on the biography website The Fertile Fact.
Evening Standard, 4 September 2014: 'A Woman's Perspective', review of Outline by Rachel Cusk.
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
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.
TLS, 12 June 2014 - Summer Books supplement; holiday reading choice - Witold Gombrowicz's Diary and Patrick McGuinness's Other People's Countries.
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.
Guardian Review, 10 May 2014: review of The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller.
Evening Standard, 13 March 2014: 'Each one of us creates our own Middlemarch', review of The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead.
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?
Evening Standard, 13 February 2014; 'Fifty years of straddling the divide between critic and novelist', review of Lives in Writing by David Lodge.
Guardian Review, 11 January 2014: review of How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.
Evening Standard, 31 October 2013: 'The patience of Penelope, the lady novelist in waiting', review of Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee.
Evening Standard, 17 October 2013: 'Spirited women who escaped the post-war straitjacket', review of Her Brilliant Career by Rachel Cooke.
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.
Evening Standard, 15 August 2013: 'A skivvy's take on Lizzie & Co', review of Longbourn: Pride and Prejudice, the Servants' Story by Jo Baker.
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.
Guardian Review, 20 July 2013: 'The Secret History', review of The Girl from Station X by Elisa Segrave.
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.
Guardian Review, 18 May 2013: 'Yours Unfaithfully', review of Our Cheating Hearts: Love & Loyalty, Lust & Lies by Kate Figes.
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.
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.
Evening Standard, 7 March 2013: 'Living one life to the full - over and over again', review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
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.
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.
The Warwick Review, September 2012: short story, 'The Bridge'
The Warwick Review, September 2011: short story, 'Poor Maggie Kirkpatrick'.