A Fine Pair of Shoes and Other Stories by Clare Flynn
A Tapestry of True Tales from Then and Now
A collection of nine short stories from award-winning historical fiction author Clare Flynn.
There are five historical tales – four based on stories from her family history, and a tragic tale, A Mother’s Love, from eighteenth century Sussex. The title story, A Fine Pair of Shoes, started out with her wish to capture and embroider the bare bones of a family story, based on her paternal great-great-grandparents’ trip to The Great Exhibition of 1851.
The Proposal draws on the tragic death of Clare’s maternal grandfather, killed on the Liverpool docks in 1934 when her mother was six.
She has also branched out into contemporary fiction with four intriguing stories – modern morality tales, set in England, Paris, the USA and an island in the Indian Ocean.
“Beautifully crafted, vividly brought to life on the page” these quirky stories give an insight into human nature at its best – and its worst.
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Clare Flynn Biography
Clare Flynn is the author of five historical novels, set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is a former global marketing director and owner of a strategy consultancy. After spells living and working in London, Paris, Milan, Sydney and Brussels, she now lives on the south coast of England.
In between writing novels she loves to paint and make quilts and she can see the sea and the South Downs from her windows. As often as possible she indulges her wanderlust by travel and pretends it’s all the name of research.
Clare’s novels feature places she knows well and she does extensive research to build the period and geographic flavour of her books. A common theme to her books is displacement – people forced out of their comfortable and familiar way of life and compelled to adapt to difficult and hostile circumstances often in a distant land.