Clare is a busy public speaker at literary & history festivals, museums, societies, universities and schools. She also contributes regularly to TV and radio.

Please use the contact form to book Clare as a speaker. 

news & events



- 19 Jan, Launch of exhibition, Respected and Protected: The Rights of Children at London's Central Family Court, 42 High Holborn. Open weekdays until July 2017

- 22 February, 8pm, Melbourne WI, talk on The Spy Who Loved 

- 23 February, 7pm, Ognisko Polskie Club, Kensington, introducing Rula Leńska & Gabrielle Bullock who will speak about Countess Maria Tarnowska

- 2 March, lunchtime, World Book Day event at Saffron Walden County High School

- 9 March, 12.15pm, BBC Radio Cambridge, Jeremy Sallis Show interview 

- 15 March, London Book Fair, English PEN Salon

- 16 March, University Women's Club, London, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 27 April, 5pm, Central Family Court, London, talk on Eglantyne Jebb

- 9 May, 7.30am, BBC Radio 4 Today programme, interview about the Ognisko bronze bust of Krystyna Skarbek with artist Ian Wolter

- 9 May, 7pm, Unveiling of the bronze bust of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville at Ognisko Polskie, the Polish Hearth Club. Featured in the Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Express.

- 10 May, Bishop Stortford Trefoil Club, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 22 June, Daunts Marylebone, The Women Who Flew for Hitler book launch, invitation only

- 29 June, Clare's new book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler officially published by Macmillan

- 29 June, 12.15-12.45pm, Jeremy Sallis, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview

- 29 June, Saffron Walden Country High School, Reading Awards!

- 3 July, 2pm, Tony Fisher, BBC Radio Essex interview

- 4 July, 6pm, Lytham St Annes, Plackitt & Booth Booksellers dinner, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 7 July, Wimpole History Festival, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 11 July, 8pm, Wickhambrook WI, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 18 July, The Women Who Flew for Hitler published by St Martin's Press in the USA

- 20 July, 6.30pm, Hart's Books Saffron Walden, Talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 22 July, 8pm, Clare chairs Alex von Tunzelmann discussing her film Churchill at a screening in Saffron Walden.

- 8 August, Audiobook of The Women Who Flew for Hitler published

- 16 Sept, 2pm, Gloucester History Festival, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 19 September, 7.30pm, History by the River, The Blue Anchor pub, Hammersmith, London, with Toby Clemens, Elizabeth Buchan and William Ryan. 

- 22 Sept, 8.45am, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, talking about the IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

- 23 Sept, 6pm, Milton Keynes Lit Fest, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 24 Sept, 10am-2pm, IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, author's tent book talks

- 26 Sept, 2pm, JW3 Jewish Centre, Finchley, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 28 Sept - 2 October, Historical Trips, London-Paris-Valencay 'The Women of SOE' guided tour 

- 5 Oct, 1pm, Althorp Literary Festival, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 7 October, 10.30am, Beverley Lit Fest, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 9 October, 3.45pm, Cheltenham Lit Fest, discussion with Rick Stroud, author of Lonely Courage

- 13 October, 5pm, Isle of Wight Lit Fest, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 18 October, 7.30pm, Papworth Everard WI, talk on The Woman Who Saved the Children

- 25 October, 8pm, Clare chairs Shrabani Basu discussing her film Victoria and Abdul at a screening in Saffron Walden.

- 2 November, 6-9pm, Parliament Buildings, TEDx Stormont

- 7 November, 7pm, Clerkenwell, Historical Writers Association 2017 Awards 

- 18 November, 10.30am, Lavenham Lit Fest, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 21 November, English PEN annual quiz

- 25 November, 3.40pm, BBC History Magazine History Weekend, York, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 28 November, 10.30am, Haverhill, Suffolk, U3A, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 29 November, 7pm, Saffron Walden Rotary Club, talk on The Women Who Flew For Hitler

- 2 December, East London Soroptimists, Newnham College Cambridge, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 4 December, Thaxted Ladies lunch, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 8 December, 3pm, Comberton College, talk on The Spy Who Loved




- 8 January, 2.30pm, Solar Society, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 19 January, Colmworth History Society, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 1 March, 8pm, Chevington WI, talk tbc

- 5 March, 7.30pm, Sawston WI, talk on The Spy Who Love

- 8 March, paperback publication of The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 21 April, Anglia Region Trefoil Guilds, talk tbc

- June, Chalke Valley History Festival, talk on The Women Who Flew for Hitler

- 9 July, 2.30pm, Bishop's Stortford U3A, talk on The Spy Who Loved

- 10 Sept, 2pm, Enfield U3A, talk tbc


past news


- TV included Clare commenting on Eva Braun's home movies for Channel 5's 'Adolf & Eva: Love & War' and an appearance on BBC 'Look East' to discuss the unveiling of 4 new blue plaques to honour SOE agents: 

- Radio highlight was talking with Gen Sir Graeme Lamb and Matthew Paris about Krystyna Skarbek/Christine Granville for BBC Radio 4, 'Great Lives'.

Penguin Random House USA published The Spy Who Loved as an audiobook:

- As well as leading a  tour of SOE sites in London-Paris for Historical Trips, Clare gave a talk for the FANY and spoke at a range of literary and historical festivals and events around the country. 

- In June, Clare was proud to join Writers Against Racism, and she supported English PEN's Refugee writing anthology book launch in July.

- In March, Royal Mail honoured Clare's first biographical subject, Eglantyne Jebb, among other British humanitarians in set of stamps. 



- Clare contracted as historical consultant for Universal Studios film of The Spy Who Loved

- Clare speaks at The British Library, Liverpool John Moores University, Cambridge University Polish Society, Alderney literary festival, Waterstones Piccadilly, the Aldershot Military History Festival for Special Forces Week, the Harrogate History Festival and the launch of Katy Carr's album Polonia at Ognisko, The Polish Hearth Club. 

- Clare interviewed on BBC Radio 2, 'The Arts Show'; NewsTalk Radio Ireland and LiveFM Ireland

- The Spy Who Loved featured in The Wall Street Journal 

- Clare writes about female special agents for The Telegraph



The Spy Who Loved optioned by Universal Studios.

- English Heritage shortlist Krystyna Skarbek to receive a Blue Plaque in London.

- The Spy Who Loved published in China and Hungary, in paperback in the USA, and as a British audiobook. Vogue calls it 'one of the summer's most spell-binding sagas'.

- Then Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, and Polish Ambassador Witold Sobkow, lay flowers with Clare at Krystyna Skarbek/Christine Granville's grave.

- The Folio Society republish Xan Fielding's Hide & Seek with an introduction by Clare.

- Clare interviews Rebecca Lenkiewicz, co-writer of Ida.

- Clare becomes Patron of Reading at Saffron Walden County High School.



- Poland awards Clare the 'Bene Merito' national honour, presented at the Polish Embassy by then Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

- Clare appears on BBC1 News, ITV News, Channel 5, and the The History Channel.

- The Spy Who Loved published in Poland, and in the USA to excellent reviews in The Wall Street Journaland by Ben Macintyre in The New York Times.

- The Spy Who Loved ranked by Amazon as a 'Best Book of the Month' for June and July, a 'Favourite Book of Spring', and a 'Best Book of the year So Far'.

- Clare lectures at among other places the National Army Museum and the Imperial War Museum Churchill War Rooms in London, and the Warsaw Rising Museum in Warsaw.



- The Spy Who Loved published in Britain to excellent reviews in The Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The TLS, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Express, The Sunday Express, The Spectator, The Economist, and The Literary Review among others.

- Clare interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme, and 'Women's Hour'.

- Clare lectures at, among other venues and festivals, the Polish Embassy in London, the Special Forces Club, the London Capital Club, the Oxford, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Dartington and Isle of Wight literary festivals, and the the Chalke Valley History Festival. 



- The Woman Who Saved the Children published to excellent reviews in the Daily Mail, The TLS and The Sunday Times. The book has won the Daily Mail Biographers' Club prize.

- Then Prime Minister Gordon Brown describes The Woman Who Saved the Children as 'a truly brilliant book'.

- Clare lectures at the Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge and London literature festivals among others, and at events in USA. 

- Clare interviewed on BBC Radio 4 'Women's Hour', and BBC Radio 2's 'Good Morning Sunday'

The Wall Street Journal picks The Spy Who Loved among ‘Five Best' spy books
» Five Best: Paddy Hayes - WSJ

The National Army Museum film (Clare giving a lecture)

Clare on Radio 4's: 

Today programme  
Woman's Hour

'What a fabulous talk!'

His Honour, Judge Robin Tolson QC, Central Family Court London

'Gripping and... highly entertaining. What at treat!'

Siobhan Hamilton-Phillips, University Women's Club

'An enthralling talk which captivated the audience.'

Tim Ward, Librarian of the Prince Consort Library, Aldershot Garrison


Prof Frank McDonough, Liverpool John Moores University 

'You had me hanging on every word.'

Gavin Worrell, MD, Military History Tours (at The National Army Museum)

'Truly amazing - really spectacular... brilliant feedback from the audience. Several said it was the best event they have ever been to.'

Helen Fry, The London Jewish Cultural Centre

An insightful, inspiring and passionate talk… truly mesmerizing.’

Francis Tay, Woolfson & Tay Bookshop, London

‘Your presentation was fantastic.'

Heidi Gast, Cambridge WordFest

‘Everyone was spellbound.'

Henrietta Nettlefold, London Capital Club

'Brilliant... one of the best speakers I can remember.'

John McAdams, Saffron Walden Rotary Club

'Outstanding contribution to the festival... stimulating chair and sparkling performance as a member of the Female Spies panel.'

Anthea Parker, Isle of Wight Literary Festival


If you would like to invite Clare to speak at your event, please email: