Books

The Wild Other, published by Hodder Books

My memoir of love, loss, motherhood, sex and danger is 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 suffered 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.

Available on Amazon from February 9th, 2017.

 


 

Things I Wish I’d Known, published by Icon Books

I was a contributor to the anthology on motherhood called, Things I Wish I’d Known:Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood. This is a funny, frank and deeply honest collection of essays on what it really feels like to become a mother by some of the nations favourite writers, including Bryony Gordon, Jenny Colgan, Adele Parks and Esther Walker.

“This collection of very funny essays is the essential gift for pregnant friends.” – Stylist
“From labour and IVF to weaning and post-birth sex, each author is brutally honest about their experiences, ensuring you will laugh and cry along with them.” – Essentials
“Filled to the brim with the type of parenting advice you wish your friends had actually told you” – Pregnancy & Parenting
“Witty and honest accounts of motherhood” – Sainsbury’s Magazine
“Whether you want to prepare for future motherhood or reminisce fondly, we know just the book for you” – Woman & Home
“A collection of eye-opening, fiesty and moving accounts of motherhood.” – Daily Express
“Useful, funny and uplifting, this is the quintessential new mummy gift” – Sunday Independent

 


 

Cool Camping:Kids, published by Punk Publishing

Inspired by my column about camping with my children in The Sunday Telegraph, I was also the lead author of a guidebook which is part of the Cool Camping range. You can read about my book, Cool Camping:Kids, here.