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Come Wind Or Weather

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  • Title: Come Wind Or Weather
  • Author: Clare Francis
  • ISBN: 9780720711042
  • Page: 332
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    1. Clare Francis

      Clare Francis s first novel Night Sky was published in 1983 to international success It went to number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, and spent six weeks in the New York Times top 10.Three thrillers followed, Red Crystal 1985 , Wolf Winter 1987 and Requiem 1991 , which was published in the U.S as The Killing Winds Her first crime novel, Deceit was published in 1993, and dramatised for television in 2000 Four other highly successful crime novels have followed, and a highly acclaimed literary novel, Homeland Her latest crime novel Unforgotten has just been published Her books have been translated into 20 languages and published in over 30 countries.Clare was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, the younger of two sisters Christmas holidays were spent with her grandparents in a remote corner of the Yorkshire Dales where she developed the love of landscape that is a feature of so much of her fiction Summer holidays were spent on the Isle of Wight, where she learnt to sail at the age of nine.After five years at the Royal Ballet School she went to an A level crammer in Oxford where she appeared in the university revue Keep This to Yourself , then to University College London, where she obtained a degree in Economics She worked in marketing for three years before taking a year out to travel and discover what she really wanted to do.What began as a personal odyssey turned into what she terms her unplanned five year career in sailing The odyssey was an unsponsored and unsung solo voyage across the Atlantic, during which she read, listened to music and tried her hand at writing Soon after, Clare was offered sponsorship to take part in the Round Britain Race with Eve Bonham This was followed by the Azores and Back Singlehanded Race, the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race, and, with a crew of eleven, the Whitbread Round the World Race It was after writing three works of non fiction about her adventures, Come Hell or High Water 1977 , Come Wind or Weather 1978 , and The Commanding Sea 1981 that Clare took the leap into fiction.In 1977 she married Jaques Redon with whom she had a son, Tom, in 1978.She is an MBE, a Fellow of University College London, and an Honorary Fellow of UMIST She has served as Chairman of the Society of Authors 1997 99 and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Public Lending Right 2000 03.For the past twenty years she has been commited to the charity Action for ME, of which she is President, a trustee and member of the Council of Management She herself has had ME also known as Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for many years.Clare Francis lives in London and the Isle of Wight, and loves opera and walking.

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    1. Come Wind or Weather is Clare Francis' second book - her first book, Come Hell or High Water, was so good I read this one as well. But wait - who is Clare Francis? Clare studied at the Royal Ballet School, graduated in Economics from University College London, worked in marketing, excelled at offshore yacht racing, was the first woman skipper in the Whitbread, became a BBC presenter and then oh yeah, morphed to an international bestselling thriller writer. Not bad. Not bad at all. Topics Covered [...]


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