Lindsay Clarke was born in Halifax and educated at Kings College, Cambridge. He has worked in further education in Norfolk and continuing a long-term Associate of the Writing Programme at the University of Wales, Cardiff where he was writer in residence in 1996. He and his wife now live in Somerset. His second novel, The Chymical Wedding, won the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Fiction. He has extensive knowledge of mythology and runs workshops in the UK and abroad.
A novel that follows war reporter Martin Crowther as he travels to Italy hoping to convince the estranged children of his ailing mentor to visit their father one last time.