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” I shall be reading every book that this author writes, she is that good” 

-Amazon 5-Star Reviewer

NEWS! Clare’s latest novel, The Chalky Sea is published on Saturday 1st July 2017. Available in paperback and as an e-book exclusive on Amazon including in Kindle Unlimited
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This collection of short stories features both historical and contemporary stories. Some are based on true events and all can be described as morality tales. As a bonus there are also the first two chapters of Clare’s forthcoming World War 2 novel, “The Chalky Sea.”

Books By Clare Flynn

A Greater World

Clare’s first novel, A Greater World was published on 24th June 2014 on Amazon Kindle and in paperback on 8th August 2014. In April 2015 it was awarded an Indie BRAG Medallion. More


Kurinji Flowers

Clare’s second novel KURINJI FLOWERS is set in the beautiful uplands of South India in the period before Independence and WW2. In September 2015 it gained an Indie BRAG Medallion. More

The Green Ribbons

Clare’s most recent novel, The Green Ribbons, follows the journey of Hephzibah Wildman after she loses both parents in a tragic accident and is forced to build a new life for herself. Set in 1900 this is the next in a series of historical novels with modern themes. More

Letters From A Patchwork Quilt

Inspired by elements from her own family history, LETTERS FROM A PATCHWORK QUILT is the third award-winning novel from Clare Flynn. Awarded 5 Stars by Readers’ Favourite. More

Short Breaks – Big Inspiration

Apart from planned trips to India and Australia to research two of my books, these days I usually plan my holidays around painting – choosing locations I’ve never visited before and where I think there might be interesting landscapes. There have however...

Interview with Laura Morelli

Today I'm delighted to welcome the art historian and novelist Laura Morelli who is about to publish her latest novel, The Painter's Apprentice. I met Laura at the 2016 Historical Novel Society Oxford conference, where she was one of the winners in the...

Interview with Wendy Clarke

Today I'm delighted to welcome the lovely Wendy Clarke to my blog. Wendy is a fellow Sussex resident and member of the Romantic Novelists's Association so I've met her several times.  She is a hugely successful writer of short stories – Wendy's works regularly appears...

Interview with Roz Morris

I first encountered Roz Morris in around 2008/09 when I followed her on Twitter. It was only in 2014, after I published my first novel, that I got to meet her in real life at a function for The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) of which we are both...

Interview with John Jackson

Today I'm delighted to welcome newly published author, John Jackson. John is a stalwart of the Romantic Novelists' Association (a graduate of their New Writers Scheme) and the Historical Novel Society – always on hand to stuff a goody-bag and a ubiquitous presence...

Corn Porn and Maple Syrup

Like most authors I live in fear of someone examining my Google search history. I've looked up all manner of things in the name of research and some of them might take a bit of explaining. At the moment I'm writing the sequel to The Chalky Sea. It's set in...

Reading of The Chalky Sea

I was invited to give a talk, a reading, and a Q&A for The Chalky Sea at The Hawthorns in Eastbourne. I was a little nervous as they had taken out a half-page ad in the local paper and had kindly laid on tea and cakes for all. There was a good crowd who...

A Hundred Tiny Threads

Today I am talking to Judith Barrow about her new novel, A Hundred Tiny Threads. Judith has lived in Pembrokeshire, Wales, for almost forty years. She has impressive academic credentials – an MA in Creative Writing with the University of Wales Trinity St David's...

Scenes from The Chalky Sea

This is the first of a few brief tours of some of the locations from The Chalky Sea. It was a beautiful morning today (9th August) here in Eastbourne so I decided to take some pictures at Holywell which is a favourite haunt of Gwen in the book. The beaches here are...

Bombs, Ravilious, Eastbourne and The Chalky Sea

(Image credit: Eric Ravilious, The Westbury Horse, 1939. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne ) I've just returned from viewing the exhibition Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship at the Towner Gallery here in Eastbourne. I'd love to post some images but the Towner...

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