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Clare Furniss

Clare Furniss

  • 5 stars across 5 books
Clare Furniss grew up in London and moved to Birmingham in her teens. After brief stints as a waitress, shop assistant and working at the Shakespeare Centre Library, she studied at Cambridge University and worked for several years in political media relations. She now lives in Bath and has completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Clare's novels have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Branford Boase, CILIP Carnegie and The Bookseller YA Bookprize. You can follow her on Twitter @clarefurniss and find out more information on her website www.clarefurniss.com.
14th July 2016

How Not to Disappear

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2017 and longlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal, this novel will make you laug... MoreHow Not to Disappear

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24th April 2014

The Year of The Rat

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase prize and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, this sensitive and beautifully w... MoreThe Year of The Rat

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1st February 2016

How Not to Disappear

Our memories are what make us who we are. Some are real. Some are made up. But they are the stories that tell us who we ... MoreHow Not to Disappear

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24th April 2014

The Year of The Rat

I always thought you'd know, somehow, if something terrible was going to happen. I thought you'd sense it, like when the... MoreThe Year of The Rat

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31st March 2022

When They Were Us

The new book from Clare Furniss, coming soon!... MoreWhen They Were Us

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  • How Not to Disappear

    How Not to Disappear

    I think this is a brilliant young adult novel. It weaves the past and the present so brilliantly, and it made me laugh and cry.
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