Clare Mulley is an award-winning author, reviewer and broadcaster.
Clare’s first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children (2009), about child rights pioneer Eglantyne Jebb who called individual children were ‘little wretches’, won the Daily Mail Biographers’ Club Prize and is now under option. The Spy Who Loved (2013), is about Polish born Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, the first woman to serve Britain as a special agent in the Second Word War. Also under option, the book led to Clare to be awarded Poland’s national honour, the Bene Merito. Clare’s third book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler, a joint biography of the only two female test pilots in the Third Reich, fanatical Nazi Hanna Reitsch and her nemesis, Melitta von Stauffenberg who had secret Jewish heritage and was part of a plot against Hitler, was long listed for the HWA non-fiction crown in 2018.
Clare is a regular contributor to TV and radio, and reviews and writes for the Telegraph, Spectator, BBC History Magazine etc. A popular speaker, she has given a TEDx talk at Stormont, and spoken at many national institutions, events and festivals in Britain and Poland.
Clare lives in Essex with the sculptor Ian Wolter, too many books, and a hairy grey lurcher who needs to have more baths.