Clare Jacob was brought up in London and New York. She read English at Oxford and became a barrister because she loved John Donne. After years of defending clients accused variously of bomb-making, hiding cocaine in coconuts and stealing under-pants, she decided to capture the lunacy and mystery of it all in a novel. She is married with three children.
Barrister Clare Jacob's every detail rings true... But it is Ophelia herself who is at the heart of this involving, absorbing, sympathetic novel, and you'll be rooting for her on every page --The Lady This first novel is a sharp, witty commentary on the male-dominated world of the law, and juggling motherhood and a career --The Times A rare treat in chick-lit fiction --Edinburgh Evening News Ophelia in Pieces is a good read... with plenty of glorious moments --The Guardian