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Claire Cock-Starkey

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Cambridge, UK
Freelance Writer — Freelance
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Covers:  history, trivia, books, libraries, literature, facts

Writer & Editor (Golden Age of the Garden, Bodleianalia, Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins). Tweeting about books, writing, history & things that catch my eye.

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Biography

I started out in media, working at BBC Radio Four and Five Live before going on to work at LBC. From there I found my spiritual home working with Ben Schott, starting out as researcher on the Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany. I went on to help develop the format for Schott’s Almanac, workin...

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@NonFictioness — 1,239 followers, 4,857 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

@DatGreenMonstah @KeeWakw I don't think geese and ducks qualify as game fowl so I think they're ok!

Jul 27, 2017

RT @DublinDeadZoo: Love this old collection of ants that shows the eggs and pupal stages! https://t.co/ViPRWU2hxs

Jul 27, 2017

RT @lilithepunk: It is said that there is no cure in the first finger, always rub in healing ointments using the second……

Jul 27, 2017

RT @RareBooksOfBod: This morning was all about showing treasures to the #oxfordteacherseminar. Aurora Australis was the first book prin…

Jul 27, 2017

RT @bodleianlibs: Coming this September from @BodPublishing and @NonFictioness. We're about to excitedly open our own advance copy...…

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Awards

QI's Most Interesting Books of 2016

2017 - Non-fiction books
QI named my book Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins as one of their ten most interesting books of 2016.