Sir Clive Sinclair
Clive Marles Sinclair was born 30th July 1940. His middle name is his mother's maiden name. He was the eldest of three children, brother Iain being three years younger and Fiona quite a distant seven years adrift.
Living near Richmond in Surrey as a child he enjoyed a comfortable middle class existence at home, but being precocious and being the eldest child, related better to adults than to other children. The Sinclair parents eschewed conventional, polite social reserve preferring direct, confrontational exchanges and set this pattern for their children. This unusually honest communication perhaps intensified the sense of isolation that Clive sometimes felt as a child in the company of other children.