|Born||Frank Connolly Clifford
13 April 1973
||Writer, Astrologer, Palmist
||Charles Harvey Award (2012)
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Frank C. Clifford (born 13 April 1973) is a writer, columnist, teacher and a consultant in astrology and palmistry based in the UK. Named after his father Frank Clifford, and the Irish revolutionary James Connolly, Frank is the son of an Irish union Socialist who later became a well-respected personal injury solicitor. According to his book, 'Palmistry 4 Today', after an unusual early education at a Hindu Secondary School (from age 9 to 12) and being inspired by his mother to visit various astrologers and psychics, Frank began teaching himself astrology at age 16 and took up palmistry a year later. He wrote and self-published his first book (a collection of astrological data and profiles) at the age of 23.
Since then, his media work has ranged from working with Universal Studios and casting directors, to giving an astrological perspective on Little Britain for Channel 5 and being employed by The Sun to locate the whereabouts of the then-missing Saddam Hussein. He has been profiled in The Daily Express, The Daily Mirror, Good Health and The Guardian. Frank's TV appearances have included interviews on Open House with Gloria Hunniford (Channel 5), The Russell Grant Show (Sky One), Dating the Enemy (ITV), plus interviews and phone-ins on numerous BBC radio stations. In April 2007, Frank was seen on Sunshine, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the Danny Boyle film. In July 2009, he contributed to the BBC Radio 4 show The Inconstant Moon written and narrated by Jeanette Winterson.
- Editor: Profiles of Women by Lois Rodden, published by Data News Press, 1995 ISBN 0-9633716-3-0
- Author: British Entertainers: the Astrological Profiles (1st Edition), published by Flare Publications, 1997 ISBN 978-0-9530261-0-4
- Author: British Entertainers: the Astrological Profiles (2nd Edition), published by Flare Publications, 1997 ISBN 978-0-9530261-1-1
- Editor/Publisher: The Essentials of Hand Analysis, published by Flare Publications, 1999 ISBN 978-0-9530261-7-3
- Editor/Publisher: Shorthand of the Soul: the Quotable Horoscope by David Hayward, published by Flare Publications, 1999 ISBN 978-0-9530261-2-8
- Editor/Publisher: The Sun Sign Reader by Joan Revill, published by Flare Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-0-9530261-3-5
- Editor/Publisher: The Draconic Chart by Pamela Crane, published by Flare Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-0-9530261-4-2
- Author: Venus: Your Key to Love (with Anna Stuart), published by Flare Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-0-9530261-5-9
- Author: Mars: Your Burning Desires (with Anna Stuart), published by Flare Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-0-9530261-6-6
- Editor/Publisher: Astrology in the Year Zero by Garry Phillipson, published by Flare Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-0-9530261-9-7
- Author: Palmistry 4 Today, published by Rider/Random House, 2002 ISBN 978-0-7126-1584-6
- Author: British Entertainers: the Astrological Profiles (3rd Edition), published by Flare Publications, 2003 ISBN 978-1-903353-01-1
- Author: Palm Reading, published by Hamlyn, 2004 ISBN 978-0-600-60971-1
- Editor/Publisher: Jupiter and Mercury: An A to Z by Paul Wright, published by Flare Publications, 2006 ISBN 978-1-903353-00-4
- Editor/Publisher: The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook by Sue Tompkins, published by Flare Publications, 2007 ISBN 978-1-903353-02-8
- Editor/Publisher: The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas, published by Flare Publications, 2007 ISBN 978-1-903353-04-2
- Author: The Astrologer's Book of Charts (Softcover), published by Flare Publications, 2009 ISBN 978-1-903353-08-0
- Author: The Astrologer's Book of Charts (Hardcover), published by Flare Publications, 2009 ISBN 978-1-903353-18-9
- Author: Palmistry 4 Today (US edition with Diploma Course, softcover), published by Flare Publications, 2009 ISBN 978-1-903353-06-6
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