Horatio Clare’s books include Running for the Hills (Somerset Maugham Award), A Single Swallow, Down to the Sea in Ships (Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year), Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (Branford Boase Award), The Light in the Dark, Orison for a Curlew and Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J S Bach. His latest book is Heavy Light: A Story of Madness, Mania and Healing. Horatio broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4, notably for From Our Own Correspondent and presents Radio 3’s acclaimed annual Sound Walks series at Christmas. He writes for the Financial Times, The Spectator, Conde Nast Traveller (where he is a contributing editor), and many other papers, websites and magazines. Horatio lectures on non-fiction at the University of Manchester.
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