TALK: Author Clover Stroud
Wednesday 5 July, 6:30 – 8:30pm, £10 in advance, £15 on the door Booking
As part of our Art in Motion: Spirit of the Horse exhibition this summer we welcome author and journalist Clover Stroud to the barn where she will introduce her new book ‘The Wild Other’. A powerful and beautifully written memoir about grief, motherhood, depression and the healing power of nature and horses.
Longlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE 2017
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.
The Wild Other is a grippingly honest account of love, loss, family and the healing strength of nature. Powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.
‘There is so much richly evoked life here… beautifully written.’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times
‘Beautifully written…I love this book.’ India Knight
‘Compelling and candid, deftly weaving together past and present… a heart-wrenching story told in haunting, lyrical prose.’ Tatler
When she is not writing books, Clover works for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, and Conde Nast Traveller, among others. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and five children.