OPHELIA IN PIECES
The Times : 'This first novel is a sharp witty commentary on the male-dominated world of the law and juggling motherhood and a career.'
The Daily Mail : 'A very well written, thoughtful and moving debut.'
The Lady : 'Barrister Clare Jacob's every detail rings true...But it's Ophelia herself who is at the heart of this involving, absorbing, sympathetic novel, and you'll be rooting for her on every page.'
Closer Magazine : a 'riveting read.'
Oxford Today : 'entertaining and original.'
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Here is her piece in YOU magazine
She was interviewed on Talk Radio Europe by Hannah Murray for the Book Show.
and on Radio Gorgeous 101.4 FM by Josephine Pembroke.
And here is an interview for City University's law blog
She has read at the Hay Literature Festival
To launch the paperback, she read at Waterstones and at the Dulwich Bookshop
She has written the libretto for an opera, The Face , performed in Grays' Inn Hall, London WC1R . Music by Christopher Bowers Broadbent. Here's a 2 min video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-PU3sZ42es&feature=youtu.be
Clare Jacob was brought up in New York and London. She read English at Oxford and became a barrister because she loved John Donne. After years of defending clients accused variously of terrorism, hiding cocaine in coconuts, and stealing underpants she decided to capture the lunacy and mystery of it all in a novel. She is married with three children.