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The Red of My Blood

Clover Stroud In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted March 2022


A few weeks before Christmas, Clover Stroud’s sister Nell Gifford, founder of Gifford’s Circus, died of breast cancer, aged forty-six. Just days before, she had been given years to live. Nell’s sudden death split Clover’s life apart. Clover charts her fearless passage through the first year after her sister’s death.

This is the story of what life feels like when death interrupts it, and about bearing the unbearable and describing an experience that seems beyond words.