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Horatio Clare - Author

Horatio Clare’s first book, Running for the Hills, an acclaimed account of a Welsh childhood, won a Somerset Maugham Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and saw Horatio shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His subsequent books include Truant, A Single Swallow, The Prince’s Pen, Down to the Sea in Ships (winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year) and Orison for a Curfew. His essays and reviews appear regularly in the national press and on BBC radio. Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot was Horatio’s first book for children and won the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2016. Read the author's Q&A here.

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Reader ReviewedAubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds
Horatio Clare - illustrated by Jane Matthews
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 A sequel to the award winning Aubery and the Terrible Yoot, Horatio Clare tells an entertaining new story...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2017
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Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Horatio Clare - illustrated by Jane Matthews
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015. This is a special and unusual book. It features some beautiful writing, and conjures up the sights, sounds...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/09/2015
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