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Death, Grief, Bereavement

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  • The Welcome Visitorby John Humphrys

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Death is a subject modern society shies away from. Even doctors avoid the word. But if we regard death as a failure in our desire to prolong life, can we ever arrive at a humane approach to those whose lives have lost meaning? Are we keeping people alive simply because we can?Here, John Humphrys and his co-author Dr Sarah Jarvis take a wider look at... more...

  • Staring at the Sunby Irvin D. Yalom

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    Over the past quarter century Irvin Yalom has established himself as the world's leading group psychotherapist. In STARING AT THE SUN, he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being. Tackling the effect of mankind's fear of death - both conscious and unconscious - on life and how we might live it,... more...

  • Always with Youby Gloria Hunniford

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    On April 13th, 2004 Gloria Hunniford's 41 year old daughter, Caron Keating, died after a secret seven year battle with cancer. The world that had changed with Caron's diagnosis, now shattered. Life had been cruelly interrupted, a black hole opened in Glorias heart, she was consumed with the unimaginable grief that the loss of a child brings and she... more...

  • Why Not Me?by Barbara Want

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    Ruthlessly honest memoir of a widow's pain in coming to terms with the death of her husband. more...

  • The Long Goodbyeby Meghan O'Rourke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    Meghan O'Rourke was thirty-two when her mother died of cancer on Christmas Day, 2008. As a writer, even in the depths of her grief, she was fascinated by what she observed of herself in the aftermath: the rage she felt, not only at what had happened to her mother, but also at the inability of people to acknowledge her pain; her sense that the meaning... more...

  • Wife, Interruptedby Amy Molloy

    Headline 2010; Not Available

    My story begins where most women hope theirs will end ? with a big, white wedding. After all, isn?t that how every good fairy tale finishes? I thought so. And at 23 it seemed my ?happy ever after? was secure. I?d met the man of my dreams whilst on a gap year in Australia. Less than a month later he proposed and I accepted. But within twelve months... more...

  • Love You, Mean itby Patricia Carrington; Julia Collins; Claudia Gerbasi; Ann Haynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    What would you do if, one glorious September morning, your husband were to die suddenly, when all he had done was go to work, and you didn?t even wake up properly to say goodbye? For Patricia, Julia, Claudia and Ann, four thirty-something women whose husbands worked at the World Trade Center, this became a tragic reality. But in the dark days... more...

  • Our Billieby Ian Clayton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    'An astonishing work' - Joanne Harris Every parent's worst nightmare became a reality for Ian Clayton. On a short holiday break in Hay-on-Wye he took his nine-year-old twins canoeing, and in a freak accident his daughter Billie was drowned. In a remarkably frank and vivid way Clayton describes what happened on that spring day, his desperate... more...

  • My Life with Georgeby Judith Summers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    When Judith Summers?s husband and father both died within the space of two weeks, she found herself floundering. Life for her and her eight-year-old son Joshua seemed relentlessly bleak. Then George bounced into their lives. A loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with film-star looks, George reawoke their joie de vivre. Yet Judith soon discovered... more...

  • Living On The Seabedby Lindsay Nicholson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.60

    'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.' Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple. But their world was turned upside down when John contracted leukaemia. His... more...