Clare Chamber's first job after reading English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford, was working for Diana Athill at Andre Deutsch. Clare's first novel UNCERTAIN TERMS was published by Diana at Andre Deutsch in 1992 and she is the author of five other novels.SMALL PLEASURES, her first work of fiction in ten years, became a word-of-mouth hit on publication and was selected for BBC 2's 'Between the Covers' book club.
Both an absorbing mystery and a tender love story - and the ending is devastating. Chambers is a writer who finds the truth in things. - The Bookseller, Book of the MonthClare Chambers is that rare thing, a novelist of discreet hilarity, deep compassion and stiletto wit... Small Pleasures is both gripping and a huge delight. - Amanda Craig, author of THE LIE OF THE LANDI adored Small Pleasures. It's engrossing and gripping: you want to race on and relish every sentence at the same time. - Sabine Durrant, author of LIE WITH MESmall Pleasures is a tender and heart-rending tale that will draw you in from the first page and keep you gripped until the very end. Exquisitely compelling! - Ruth Hogan, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS