From her canine counterparts to the pony who knew her better than than her parents - Clare introduces to the animal stars of her childhood memoirs.
"I grew up in a rather unusual household,” Clare explains. “My father was a champion race horse trainer, so I grew up surrounded by 100 thoroughbreds, by mares, and foals, by a pack of Boxers and Lurchers, and to be perfectly honest, my brother Andrew and I came pretty near the bottom of the pecking order.
“For most of my childhood I actually thought I was a dog…
“But it was a magical childhood as well, and this is the story of that childhood... And most of all, it's the story of the animals. It's their story as much as it is mine.”
Watch Clare introduce My Animals and Other Family and find out how your own animal anecdotes could win you a personalised copy of the book and tea at The Ritz with Clare in her Penguin Facebook competition.Add a Comment