Clare Clark was born in London in 1967. A Senior Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge she graduated with a Double First in History. Novels published by Penguin include The Great Stink, The Nature of Monsters, Savage Lands and Beautiful Lies. Her most recent book is a novel about love and loss, We That Are Left , which explores the devastating effect of the First World War and the choices a family must make when all the conditions and convictions upon which they have constructed their lives have been shattered. She is married with two children and lives in London.