Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
Clare will present her latest book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler (2017), which is a joint biography of two extraordinary women whose skills put them at the heart of the Third Reich but whose choices meant they ended their lives on opposite sides of history.
Clare's first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children (2009), about child rights pioneer Eglantyne Jebb, won the Daily Mail Biographers' Club prize and her second, The Spy Who Loved (2012) looks at the remarkable life of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, Britain's first female special agent of the Second World War. Now optioned by Universal Studios, the book led to Clare receiving Poland's national honour, the Bene Merito, in 2014.
Clare has contributed to programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, More4, the History Channel, and History Hit TV. Radio includes the Today Programme, Woman's Hour, and Great Lives.
An Honorary Patron of the Wimpole History Festival, Clare has given talks for most leading British literary and history festivals, TEDx, the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, Special Forces Club, and British Library. She leads a lecture tour in London and Paris on the female agents of the Second World War.
Before writing, Clare worked for Save the Children and Sight Savers International. She is a member of English PEN, the Biographers' Club, Historical Writers Association, and Writers Against Racism. She lives in Essex with her family and has a holiday home in South West France.
the Parisot literary festival
There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
Copyright Festilitt 2017
19, 20 & 21 October 2018
The Women Who Flew For Hitler
Sunday 21 October
14h30 Salle des fêtes
Clare is an award-winning biographer, and contributes to various historical and current affairs journals, TV and radio.
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.