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12th to 15th October 2017

‘    Literary Salon  TAL Festival 2017

Clover Stroud

My memoir of love, loss, motherhood, sex and danger was published by Hodder on 9th February 2017. I had a very unconventional and very happy childhood in Wiltshire, which ended in the most violent way when my mother fell from her horse out riding and was left horrifically brain damaged. This early experience of loss and trauma has informed everything I have done since then.

Mum’s accident sent me out into the world on a journey that took me to the brink of self destruction, where I sought wild experiences in the form of wild horses, sex, narcotics and wild men. The book is also about the devastating power of nature to destroy and heal, and I hope that my five children will not be alarmed by it.


Join Hero and the team from Muddy Stilletos as they host our very first Literary Salon. What a perfect way to start the Festival as we immerse ourselves in discussion with some of the country’s finest authors.

The full line-up will be announced soon however we are delighted to confirm that author and journalist, Clover Stroud will take part.