Clare Morpurgo

Clare, Lady Morpurgo, MBE (née Lane) is a philanthropist. She is the wife of British author Michael Morpurgo and the eldest daughter of Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books.[1]

Morpurgo founded the charity Farms for City Children,[2] set up in 1974, and her husband Michael Morpurgo is also deeply involved with the charity; she is also a trustee of The Allen Lane Foundation, a grant-making charity.[3]

She is the co-author with Michael Morpurgo of Wherever My Wellies Take Me (2012).[4]


  1. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Penguin, Puffin and the Paperback Revolution". BBC. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ Charity Commission. Farms For City Children, registered charity no. 325120.
  3. ^ Charity Commission. The Allen Lane Foundation, registered charity no. 248031.
  4. ^ London: Templar Publishing. ISBN 9781848775442

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