about

Clare Mulley 



...is the award-winning author of two biographies. The Spy Who Loved (2012) reveals the secrets and lives of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, Britain's first female special agent of the Second World War. The book has been optioned by Universal Studios. Watch a short promo film hereThe Woman Who Saved the Children (2009) explores the life of Eglantyne Jebb, the controversial founder of Save the Children. Winner of the Daily Mail Biographers' Club prize, the book was praised by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown as 'a truly brilliant book'. All royalties donated to Save the Children. Watch Clare talking about the book here
Clare is now editing her third book, a joint biography of two extraordinary women at the heart of the Third Reich. Scheduled for publication spring 2017.
Clare can be seen talking about Eva Braun on Channel 5 at 8pm, 29 August 2016. Past TV and radio include BBC News, ITV NewsBBC Radio 4's 'Women's Hour', 'Great Lives' and the 'Today Programme', and various programmes for The History Channel and Channel 5. 
Clare is a regular speaker at literary and history festivals, universities, libraries and museums including the Imperial War MuseumNational Army Museum and British Library. She reviews for The Spectator and History Today as well as contributing articles to The Telegraph. Read her Spectator review of Anthony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

In 2016 Clare will lead her first lecture tour on the female agents of the Second World War in London, Paris and Valencay for Historical Trips.
Clare has previously worked for Save the Children and Sight Savers International. She is a member of English Pen, the Biographers' Club and Writers Against Racism. She lives in Essex with her husband, the artist Ian Wolter, their three daughters, and lurcher.