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Clare Pooley

Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time writer.

Clare’s 'brutally honest and hilariously funny’ memoir, The Sober Diaries, has helped thousands of people worldwide to quit drinking. Her debut novel, The Authenticity Project, followed and was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick, a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the RNA Debut Novel Award. It has been translated into 30 languages. The People on Platform 5 was published in 202l, and Clare’s third novel, How to Age Disgracefully, is due to be published in Spring 2024.

Clare lives in Fulham, London with her long-suffering husband, three children, and two border terriers.

The People on Platform 5

The People on Platform 5

The Authenticity Project

Black Swan
The Authenticity Project

The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living

Coronet Books
The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living