Grief in the Van: An Adult Orphan, A Cat and A Tiny Home-On-Wheels

Grief in the Van: An Adult Orphan, A Cat and A Tiny Home-On-Wheels

by Victoria Clayton

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When a middle-aged unmarried woman experiences the death of her parents, she embarks on a journey in a motorhome – with her cat – through Australia's changing landscape and the bewildering culture shock that is the grief experience. Learning to navigate the Van, the land and the grief, she discovers resilience and self-compassion. This travel memoir is a quietly joyful affirmation of life, offering hope for those experiencing adult parental loss.

What readers are saying:

"Grief in the Van: An Adult Orphan, A Cat and a Tiny Home-On-Wheels is a delightful read. As the author roams about the countryside with her precious cat Dougal, she discovers the freedom of being able to re-live her memories and express her grief, ultimately enabling her to maneuver her way through the pain of loss, bringing deep healing and a readiness to embrace the future with great heart". RL, Melbourne

"As a part-time 'grey nomad' and a widower I found this book extremely helpful in dealing with grief after losing a loved one. I could relate, and sometime laugh, to the trials and tribulations of being on the road full time. Dealing with grief is a personal thing and the author has done a marvellous job describing how she is dealing with grief. This book has definitely helped my journey". GG, Bega

"Victoria has captured and recorded her feelings in words that draw in the reader to share her journey of life on the road (with a cat !!!) and the great loss she was experiencing at the time. The reader understood her grief and followed her journey of questioning and acceptance, mixed with day to day life in a van with a cat and the humorous side of it all. Have tissues handy!" RC, Newcastle, Australia

"Loved it! This book is a travel memoir and one woman's journey through grief–I enjoyed it so much, I didn't want it to end." RS, California

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162511649
Publisher: Fly Cup Publishing
Publication date: 03/18/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

I was born in the UK of a Scottish mother and an Australian father and grew up in Melbourne. I have been a field archaeologist, excavating in Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Australia and an English teacher in Melbourne and China, among a ridiculous number of other occupations. I love travel, reading, museums, libraries and things found in holes in the ground, particularly ancient figurines. I never thought I would, but I also know a bit about dementia, loss and grief and being an adult orphan. Now I live in a motorhome somewhere in Australia with Dougal, the cat, and I write about all of it.

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