The Wild Other comes to Hungerford
Writer, broadcaster, journalist and mother of five, Clover Stroud will be talking about her memoir, The Wild Other, in an exclusive event at the Hungerford Town Hall on Wednesday 29th March, 7.30pm-9pm.
One of the standout publications of 2017, The Wild Other is a profoundly affecting memoir of love, loss, motherhood, sex and danger. Clover Stroud's unconventional and happy childhood in Wiltshire was shattered at the age of sixteen when her mother fell from her horse and was left horrifically brain-damaged. It was an experience which was to inform everything the writer has done since.
Describing the loss and trauma of the event, Clover says, 'Mum’s accident sent me out into the world on a journey that took me to the brink of self destruction, where I sought wild experiences in the form of wild horses, sex, narcotics and wild men.' 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 where she now lives with her husband and five children.
The Wild Other is a powerfully honest story of a life lived at full tilt, and Clover Stroud writes with a haunting beauty which stays in the mind long after the final page has been turned. It is also an inspiring meditation on what the author describes as 'the devastating power of nature to destroy and heal.'.
'A stunning story of courage in the face of fortune's cruelest 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.
'Clover Stroud is a born writer: honest, tender, moving and true. A beautiful book.' CRESSIDA CONNOLLY.
Forthcoming events from the Hungerford Bookshop
April 7th: Launch Party for three new books: The Real Pet Detective: True Tales of Pets Lost & Found, Sam & Chester and Amber's Donkey.
This event is free but you must confirm with the bookshop.
April 12th. Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope will be talking about her new book City of Friends before taking questions from the audience and signing copies.
Tickets £6 (includes a glass of wine and money off the book on the night). Buy from the bookshop or on-line at Arts for Hungerford.
May 25th Henry Hemming will be talking about his new book, 'M' Maxwell Knight: MI5's Greatest Spymaster
Tickets £6 (includes £5 off the book on the night, plus a free glass of wine). Buy in the shop or on-line at Arts for Hungerford