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17th December 2020

Husband and wife duo publish books in 2020!

It’s been a busy, successful year for OO Claire Bodanis (née Windsor) (’92), and her husband, David, with both publishing books to great acclaim.

In 2019, the Chartered Governance Institute commissioned Claire to write a book, “basically a how-to-do-it” on corporate reporting, effectively crowning her the ‘UK’s leading authority on corporate reporting’. Equally impressive is the fact that Claire has gone from conception to publication in under a year, a feat practically unheard of in the modern publishing world.

Trust me, I’m listed: why the annual report matters and how to do it well was published in June in the midst of the first lockdown. It has been described as a “master class for everyone involved” by Dr Gerry Murphy, Chairman of Tate & Lyle and Burberry; The Spectator’s Business Editor, Martin Vander Weyer called it “an entertaining handbook on corporate reporting which offers golden rules of structure, clarity and brevity for writers of all kinds.”

Meanwhile, her husband, David Bodanis, is also an author and has recently published The Art of Fairness: The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean. Inspired by the belief that success isn’t limited to terrible people, The Art of Fairness is a series of profiles of ‘nice’ people that have succeeded, and how they achieved it – including building the Empire State Building in under a year – as well as some musings and reflections from David. 

It has received exceptional praise, being named as both the book and audiobook of the week by The Sunday Times and The Times, respectively. The Art of Fairness is a timely release, and full of stories that will warm the heart after a long, gruelling year.

A 1584 Society member, Claire was recently profiled in the Foundation Pages of the Old Oakhamian Club Magazine. To read her profile please click here.

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