The Giant on the Skyline: On Home, Belonging and Learning to Let Go: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Giant on the Skyline: On Home, Belonging and Learning to Let Go: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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Inspired by the necessity of uprooting her family to America, the author of the celebrated My Wild and Sleepless Nights and The Red of My Blood walks the Oxfordshire Ridgeway in this profound meditation on home and belonging.

Signed Edition - a Standard Edition is also available.

What is it that makes a home? What is a home without the roots that tie you to a place? What is a home when a family is split?

Clover's eldest children are leaving home for university. Her husband Pete's work is in America. The only way for Clover and the younger children to live with him is to uproot, leave their rural life near the ancient Ridgeway in Oxfordshire and move to Washington DC. Forced to leave the home she loves and consider these questions, Clover sets out to explore the place where she lives, walk the Ridgway, understand a little of the history of her landscape and work out why it is that it is so hard for her to go. In doing so she paints a beautifully layered portrait of family, community and of belonging in a landscape that has drawn people to it for generation after generation.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 2928377236977
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 25 mm

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Katy Wheatley

“Her best yet”

I'm unapologetically a huge fan of Stroud's writing and was delighted to get this as a proof. For me, The Giant on the Skyline is her best writing yet. She is very much a writer who wears her heart on her... More

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“Intimate, Intense, Invested”

I received an advanced copy of The Giant on the Skyline by Clover Stroud to review. I had not read any of her books before. This book captured and captivated me from start to finish. It is an honest, real, raw almost... More

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“Memoir of a real-life decision influenced by the spirit of a landscape.”

(This review is based on a free review copy from the publisher, via Net Galley UK)

Initially at sea in (not-very) rural England where she is driven by the need for affordable living space, Clover has adapted to the... More

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