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Clare Furniss

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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.
    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... More

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    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... More

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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 ... More

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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... More

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