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Going to Extremes: Memoirs of Jessica J Lee, Clover Stroud & Nell Stevens
Sat 27 May 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
Going to Extremes: Memoir writers Jessica J Lee, Clover Stroud and Nell Stevens, in conversation
In the critically-acclaimed The Wild Other (‘A dazzling, searingly honest book. Love. Sex. Grief. The Wild West. I couldn’t put it down.’ Esther Freud) Clover Stroud describes how a happy, unconventional childhood came to an abrupt end when her mother sustained devastating brain injuries in a riding accident. ‘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.’
Alone in Berlin, Jessica J Lee set herself a physical and mental challenge – to swim a new lake every week for a year, without a wetsuit or using a car to get there. Turning is her tale of swimming to find her place in a city.
The hotly-anticipated Bleaker House (‘Perfect’ Lena Dunham) is Nell Stevens sometimes agonisingly funny travelogue-memoir about how she isolated herself on the Falklands Islands on a 1,100 calories a day to write a novel – and failed. Can pushing yourself to the brink, be where you find yourself creatively?
AGE: 16+ yrs
The session will be followed by book signings.
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University of Greenwich
Queen Mary Undercroft
Old Royal Naval College