Clare Furniss studied at Cambridge University and worked for several years in political media relations. She now lives in Bath and is completing an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.
The Year of the Rat is already a strong contender for best YA debut of 2014... I never wanted it to end. * Wondrous Reads Blog * I loved this book and want other people to love it too . . . `The Year of the Rat' is not just authentic, it is also wonderfully written and perfect in every way. -- Rachel Hamilton, author of The Case of the Exploding Brains Beautifully written with a dry sense of humour. * The Stylist * The Year of The Rat is a sensitive, beautifully written book. -- Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now Beautifully written and emotionally charged debut about love, loss and families. Would appeal to fans of Annabel Pitcher. * The Bookseller * I cried, I laughed, I cried some more... a moving must-read that'll stay with you long after the last page is turned. -- Nic Hubbard * Bliss * A truly amazing read. This story will linger in the mind long after the final word has been read. Highly recommended. -- Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses