Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer and editor based in Cambridge, UK.
I started my career working with Ben Schott on his hugely successful Miscellanies and Almanacs.
After producing a small team of children I decided it was time to set up on my own, so since 2011 I have been busily working as a freelance writer and editor – juggling writing books and articles, project managing a vast array of Lego building operations and editing and indexing a number of non-fiction titles.
I mainly write on history, the natural world, books and libraries and enjoy seeking out the quirks of a story which elevate the dry to the delightful.
I am happiest perched in the British Library reading rooms surrounded by a pile of obscure and fascinating books researching my next offering.