Clare Finney

Freelance writer and editor

Clare Finney is a part time freelancer, full time writer and editor for various local magazines. By day she writes about the culture, food and the extraordinary, ordinary people who make London, London. By night, she writes about family, society, farming and manufacturing - tiring occasionally of London, never of Life.
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Paper Chase

"You can't cancel!" shrills the voice on the phone. "It's in the diary. That's final!" Though I'm hardly a model of reliability, it is my friend who flakes on our arrangements most, and I'm offended by the implication of her words. What does she mean 'I can't cancel'? Why does she care suddenly?
20/05/2014 12:38 BST
Lighting the Candle: Why the World Needs Good News in Order to Understand the

Lighting the Candle: Why the World Needs Good News in Order to Understand the Bad

It was the worst natural disaster there in two decades. That, in a country where natural and human disasters seem the norm, is saying something - yet in a way that's part of the problem: so accustomed are we today to the view of Afghans as victims, it's becoming difficult to hear stories like that of Aab Barik and still be moved.
12/05/2014 18:41 BST
Leg Make Up Is Just One Step Too

Leg Make Up Is Just One Step Too Far

We can run, cycle, work, play and flaunt our legs a thousand times more freely than our Georgian equivalents. Yet with this comes the important caveat: throughout - and in spite of - hard work and activity, our appearance must remain without flaws.
28/04/2014 12:31 BST