My Wild and Sleepless Nights: A Mother's Story

Author(s): Clover Stroud

Pregnancy, Birth, Babies | Consolations

'The best evocation of the all-consuming, self-eroding reality of motherhood, while also being luminous with love.' - Sunday Times

Mother to five children, Clover Stroud has navigated family life across two decades, both losing and finding herself. In her touching, provocative and profoundly insightful book, she captures a sense of what motherhood really feels like - how intense, sensuous, joyful, boring, profound and dark it can be.

My Wild and Sleepless Nights examines what it means to be a mother, and reveals with unflinching honesty the many conflicting emotions that this entails- the joy and the wonder, the loneliness and despair.

'Generous, tender, resonant' Sophie Dahl
'A wonderful book' Julie Myerson
'Bravo brave Clover Stroud' Amy Liptrot
'A masterpiece' Esther Coren
'Visceral and brilliant' India Knight
'Joyous and exhilarating' Cathy Rentzenbrink
'This book is fantastic' Polly Samson
'A remarkable woman, and an incredible writer' Bryony Gordon
'Every time a woman tells the truth like this, it sets another woman free' Elizabeth Gilbert

Charting the course of one year, the first in her youngest child's life, Clover searches for answers to questions that many of us would be too afraid to admit to - not only about motherhood, but also about female sexuality and identity. Her story will speak to all mothers, and anyone about to embark on that journey.


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General Fields

  • : 9780857525901
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Doubleday UK
  • : 0.377
  • : February 2020
  • : 2.6 Centimeters X 14.4 Centimeters X 22.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 256