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Clover Stroud

Clover Stroud is a writer and journalist writing for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, and Conde Nast Traveller, among others. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and wrote The Wild Other while looking after her five children.

At the age of sixteen, Clover Stroud’s mother had a catastrophic riding accident, and Clover’s incredibly happy family life fell apart. In the search for somewhere Clover new to call home, she galloped across England’s idyllic Cotswolds to boomtown Dublin and the traveller rave scene of Ireland in the 2000s, across the plains of Texas then finally to the war-torn South Caucasus of Russia. It is in an uplifting story of love and survival.