‘Clare Colvin’s optically brilliant novels are to be read more than once, with new pleasure each time.’
– Russell Hoban
Clare Colvin is a novelist, short story writer, opera critic and journalist. She is author of three novels of which two take historical themes: The Mirror Makers is set at the time of the building of Versailles, and Masque of the Gonzagas is inspired by Claudio Monteverdi and the birth of opera in Italy. Her short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, and often draw on her travels, which included several months in India and the Lebanon, where she raced as an amateur jockey. Clare has written wide-ranging weekly opera reviews for the last 15 years and hopes to continue doing so post-lockdown.
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