What's On - 20th October: Book Salon with Clover Stroud

Firmdale Book Salons:
In Conversation with Clover Stroud

Thursday 20th October, 6.30pm - 8pm


Firmdale Book Salons continue as we welcome best-selling author Clover Stroud on Thursday 20th October.

Hosted in the Drawing Room at Charlotte Street Hotel, join Clover as she explores the themes of grief, family, motherhood and more and discusses her latest book The Red of My Blood with journalist and author Kate Maxwell.

The in-depth conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

£20 per person including a glass of wine or non-alcoholic cocktail.

Clover Stroud
Clover Stroud is a writer and journalist, writing regularly for the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Saturday and Sunday Telegraph. Her first book, The Wild Other, was shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize. Her critically acclaimed second book, My Wild & Sleepless Nights: A Mother's Story was rated one of the 'best books of the year, 2020' by the Observer and the Telegraph and the Sunday Times, and was a Sunday Times bestseller.

The Red of My Blood
The Red of My Blood charts Clover's fearless passage through the first year after her sister's death. It is a book about what life feels like when death interrupts it, and about bearing the unbearable and describing an experience that seems beyond words.

Lyrical, hopeful, it is also about the magical way in which death and life exist so vividly beside one another, and the wonder of being human.

‘Clover Stroud is a fearless explorer of the human heart, and a writer of incomparable grace and passion.’ ELIZABETH GILBERT

‘A gutting masterpiece of a book.’ LISA TADDEO

‘Clover writes with visceral honesty about the lived experience of her grief for her sister Nell - in all its hues; moving swiftly between darkness and light whilst her love for Nell remains powerfully alive and present.’ - JULIA SAMUEL