The Wild Other: A memoir of love, adventure and how to be brave (Paperback)
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The Wild Other: A memoir of love, adventure and how to be brave (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 08/03/2018
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Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize

'An astonishing book about loss, love, darkness, pain, sex and adventure. I adore it.' - Dolly Alderton

Clover Stroud grew up in rural Wiltshire surrounded by animals and family. When she was just sixteen her adored mother had a horrific riding accident which left her permanently brain-damaged, and suddenly Clover was left to fend for herself. She embarked on an extraordinary journey to heal her broken heart, courting men and danger through two marriages and five children.

The Wild Other is a grippingly honest account of love, sex and travelling to the darkest edges of human experience and back again. Powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473630246
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Beautifully written...I love this book.' - India Knight 

'Heart-wrenching and beautifully written.' - Polly Samson

'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

'Some books have the power to make you reconsider certainties, to reflect, alter and transform previous assumptions about love, sex, freedom, friendship, courage and death. Clover Stroud's memoir, The Wild Other, is such a book' - The Telegraph

'Stroud writes with considerable power, resonance and brutal honesty. The Wild Other will enthral anyone with wanderlust.' - The Sunday Express

'This heartfelt account begins with a young girl lost in the hinterlands of grief, and ends with a woman coming to terms with the wildness within herself.' - The Financial Times

'A moving account of the tragic consequences of a horse-riding accident on a loving daughter.' - The Sunday Times

'A survivor's tale that is both redemptive and cathartic.' - The Observer

'This redemptive memoir will steal your heart; it will return it bruised but emboldened.' - The Mail on Sunday

'I have huge admiration for the spirit of this memoir, and its author: full of heart, bravery and adventure. A moving, gripping read.' - Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun

'I can't recommend Clover Stroud's memoir The Wild Other enough. Stroud is a brilliant writer and has led a fascinating life.' - Evening Standard

'I loved this beautiful, passionate, troubled book, which gallops courageously over difficult terrain. At once a wrenching account of a tragedy and a love letter to the solace provided by horses, Stroud's clear-eyed look at how wildness and domesticity have entwined in her life is both heartening and inspiring.' - Olivia Laing

'An astonishing book about loss, love, darkness, pain, sex and adventure. I adore it.' - Dolly Alderton

'This story - so fierce and brave and visceral and raw - will stay with me forever. Clover Stroud is a force of nature, and a woman who is fearless in the face of life and death. I loved it.' - Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat Pray Love

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