Claire King (author)

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Claire King (born Claire Nortcliff on 5 January 1972 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire)[1] is an English author, best known for her novel The Night Rainbow. She currently resides in Languedoc-Roussillon, France with her husband and children.


King went to school at Mexborough School, Mexborough, and studied at Newnham College,[1] University of Cambridge, graduating in Economics. In 1990 she appeared on The Crystal Maze

The Night Rainbow[edit]

King's debut novel was released on 14 February 2013 by Bloomsbury UK (ISBN 978-1408824672).[2] [3] The book was first published in the United Kingdom through Bloomsbury Publishing and narrates the story of two sisters living in a small village in Southern France.[4]

Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal both reviewed the work,[5] with Kirkus giving it a mixed review stating it was "hampered by a limited perspective, though well-written and sometimes quite moving".[6]

Personal life[edit]

King now lives in France with her husband and children.


  1. ^ Newnham women achieve extraordinary things
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  3. ^ "Review: Night Rainbow". Booklist. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Life in France inspires a novel about rural childhood". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Review: The Night Rainbow". Library Journal (Book Verdict). Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Review: Night Rainbow". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2 June 2013.