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Clover Stroud

Clover Stroud is a journalist, broadcaster and critically acclaimed author. She has had three columns in the Sunday Telegraph and has written regularly for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, The Spectator, Red, Elle and Tatler. Her first book, The Wild Other, was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and five children.

Clover’s latest book, My Wild and Sleepless Nights is an unflinching, deeply personal book about motherhood, female identity and sexuality. It explores what it means to be a mother: the way that children and motherhood changes women - both strengthening and weakening a woman's sense of identity. It explores the tension that exists between wanting to be a good mother, while holding on to the person with all the desires and longings you had before. My Wild and Sleepless Nights has had rave reviews and has been described as “quite simply the best book about motherhood I have ever read” Eleanor Mills, The Sunday Times.