The Giant on the Skyline

The Giant on the Skyline: On Home, Belonging and Learning to Let Go

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 09/05/2024
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What is it that makes a home? What is a home without the roots that tie you to a place? What is a home when a family is split?

Clover's eldest children are leaving home for university. Her husband Pete's work is in America. The only way for Clover and the younger children to live with him is to uproot, leave their rural life near the ancient Ridgeway in Oxfordshire and move to Washington DC. Forced to leave the home she loves and consider these questions, Clover sets out to explore the place where she lives, walk the Ridgway, understand a little of the history of her landscape and work out why it is that it is so hard for her to go. In doing so she paints a beautifully layered portrait of family, community and of belonging in a landscape that has drawn people to it for generation after generation.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857529152
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 446g
  • Dimensions: 223 x 146 x 29 mm

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The Giant on the Skyline
Her best yet
I'm unapologetically a huge fan of Stroud's writing and was delighted to get this as a proof. For me, The Giant on the Skyline is her best writing yet. She... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
The Giant on the Skyline
Intimate, Intense, Invested
I received an advanced copy of The Giant on the Skyline by Clover Stroud to review. I had not read any of her books before. This book captured and captivat... READ MORE
K Hollingworth
The Giant on the Skyline
Memoir of a real-life decision influenced by the spirit of a landscape.
(This review is based on a free review copy from the publisher, via Net Galley UK) Initially at sea in (not-very) rural England where she is driven by t... READ MORE
Matthew K Spencer