Tuesday 17 March 2020
Literary lunch: Clover Stroud and
My Wild and Sleepless Nights.
With five children, aged from one to seventeen, Clover Stroud has navigated motherhood across two decades. Her unflinching, brutally honest and deeply personal account of parenting is one for all mothers; from those about to embark on that journey to others whose children are beginning to leave home.
In My Wild and Sleepless Nights Clover considers what it means to be a mother: how children and motherhood change women - both strengthening and weakening a woman's sense of identity.
Hers is a lyrical, funny, painful, sexy, moving and consoling look at the tension that exists between wanting to be a good mother, while holding on to the person you were before.
Clover’s first book The Wild Other attracted great critical acclaim and My Wild and Sleepless Nights is set to do the same. ‘A compelling read. Clover writes so beautifully and somehow manages to give shape to the mess and madness of motherhood,’ said novelist Lucy Atkins, ahead of the book’s publication on 20th February.
Clover Stroud writes regularly for newspapers and magazines; she has had three columns in the Sunday Telegraph and has written also for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, The Spectator, Red, Elle and Tatler. Read her recent piece on motherhood and marriage in the Daily Mail and follow her on Instagram @clover.stroud
A book selling and signing session, hosted by Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, will follow the lunch and Clover's talk.
Date: Tuesday 17 March, 12 noon for 12.30pm, until around 3pm
Price: £29.50 per person to include a two-course lunch with a glass of wine and coffee.