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The Wild Other A Memoir by Clover Stroud
  

The Wild Other A Memoir

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The Wild Other is a powerful and beautifully written memoir from journalist Clover Stroud, about grief, love, motherhood, depression and the healing power of nature and horses. Grippingly honest, powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.

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The Wild Other A Memoir by Clover Stroud

Clover Stroud's idyllic childhood in rural England was shattered when a horrific riding accident left her mother permanently brain-damaged. Just sixteen, she embarked on a journey to find the sense of home that had been so savagely broken. Travelling from gypsy camps in Ireland, to the rodeos of west Texas and then to Russia's war-torn Caucasus, Clover eventually found her way back to England's lyrical Vale of the White Horse.

Reviews

There is so much richly evoked life here... beautifully written. -- Cathy Rentzenbrink The Times

Clover Stroud is a born writer: honest, tender, moving and true. A beautiful book. Cressida Connolly

Horses, family ties, exotic lovers and beautiful writing all saddle up in this thoroughbred ride through love, loss, danger, motherhood and healing. The Bookseller

A stunning story of courage in the face of fortune's cruellest blows, Clover Stroud's extraordinary memoir charts her journey from child to adult, from daughter to mother, proving that bravery - and love - will triumph even in the darkest situations. Rosie Boycott

Beautifully written and so moving ... a gritty, passionate, searingly honest meditation on grief, love and motherhood. Katie Hickman

Beautifully written...I love this book. India Knight Heart-wrenching and beautifully written. Polly Samson

An astonishing piece of work that at times made my heart burst. All of human life is contained in this book. Clover Stroud is a remarkable woman, and an incredible writer. Bryony Gordon

Fearless, frank and so beautifully told, The Wild Other is a defiant story of love and motherhood in the face of loss. One of those books that makes you resolve to wring every last exhilarating drop from life while you can. Gaby Hinsliff So haunting and brave and beautiful. Polly Williams

A dazzling, searingly honest book. Love. Sex. Grief. The Wild West. I couldn't put it down. Esther Freud

An extraordinary memoir... Stroud writes with moving, eloquent honesty. Elizabeth Day, The Pool

Compelling and candid, deftly weaving together past and present... a heart-wrenching story told in haunting, lyrical prose. Tatler

An uplifting and achingly honest personal story about loss, trauma and grief. Woman and Home

Shocking and sexy, yet tragic and touching too. Red magazine

Some events can't be mitigated; they can only be endured with grace and style, something Stroud certainly achieves, to judge from this marvellous book. The Spectator

A startling and raw memoir, which has drawn comparisons to Cheryl Strayed's Wild... Brave, beautiful writing, which can't help but inspire us to find our own wild others . Red magazine

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About the Author

Clover Stroud is a writer and journalist writing for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, and Conde Nast Traveller, among others. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and five children.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th February 2017

Author

Clover Stroud

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Family Drama
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Memoirs
Horses & ponies

ISBN

9781473630215

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