328: A poem written for you by Clemency Pearce

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 13.00.22ITEM: A poem for you … the subject of which can be decided by the winning bidder.

BIO: Clemency Pearce was born in 1980 in the darkest depths of Essex. She grew up surrounded by wild animals, squabbling siblings and amused onlookers. At school she excelled at English and Art, but barely woke up during other lessons. She went on to study Art and Fashion at the University of the West of England, with great emphasis on questioning the world around her through vivid imagery, film and words. Writing was a faithful companion throughout her twenties as she travelled the world, worked in numerous jobs and fell in love (constantly).

By chance and by luck her close friend passed on a poem she had written to the Bright Agency in 2010. The Friend was Rebecca Elliott and the poem was ‘Fragoline’.

‘Fragoline’ is her first published work (Chicken House 2011) shortly followed by ‘The Silent Owl’ (Top That 2011). ‘The Beast Beneath The Bed’ (Hinkler)’ was released in spring 2012 and then came ‘Princess Milly’ (Puffin), a series of books about a muddled but magical little girl. ‘Three Little Words’ (Random House) and ‘The Boy Who Ate Everything’ (Hinkler) are scheduled for release in 2014.

She takes great pride in remaining immature, viewing the world each day as if for the first time. She remains in Essex with her toothless Persian cat, Lola.


About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  1. Chris Masterman

    £15 to keep it going

  2. Annie Everall

    £20 to encourage others to bid on a great offer

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