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Death, Dying & Grief -

Related category: Health & Wellbeing
Related booklists: Mental Health, Death, Dying & Grief - Books for Children, Death & Grief - Helping Children & Young People, Death and Grief - Books for Young Adults, Palliative Care, Suicide,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 47 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Advice for the Dying (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death by Sallie Tisdale
    Advice for the Dying (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death - by Sallie Tisdale

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781760632717 | ISBN 10: 1760632716

    Award-winning writer and nurse Sallie Tisdale offers a lyrical, thought-provoking yet practical perspective on death and dying in this frank, direct and compassionate meditation on the inevitable.   From the sublime to the ridiculous, Tisdale ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
    From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - by Caitlin Doughty

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474606530 | ISBN 10: 1474606539

    A New York Times bestseller - an eye-opening, entertaining and thought-provoking account of a mortician's journey around the world to discover how other cultures care for their dead   As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shattered by Grief: Picking Up the Pieces to Become Whole Again by Claudia Coenen
    Shattered by Grief: Picking Up the Pieces to Become Whole Again - by Claudia Coenen

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785927775 | ISBN 10: 1785927779

    This is a practical guide to help readers work through their grief via expressive therapies and activities, based on the techniques Claudia Coenen honed as a professional counselor after the unexpected loss of her husband.   This book provides ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Living: Life
    On Living: Life's Greatest Lessons and Last Thoughts from the Dying - by Kerry Egan

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241297292 | ISBN 10: 024129729x

    What are the greatest regrets of the dying?   At her patients' bedside, witnessing their final moments, this is what Kerry Egan discovers. How do the dying seek to making meaning of their lives, the people and moments that have shaped them; an ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Father
    My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die - by Kevin Toolis

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474605243 | ISBN 10: 1474605249

    An intimate, lyrical memoir exploring the ancient rite of the Irish wake, and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death - Being Mortal meets The Last Act of Love.  Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island, off the c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coping with Pregnancy Loss by Petra Boynton
    Coping with Pregnancy Loss - by Petra Boynton

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781138047730 | ISBN 10: 1138047732

    Pregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear.   This book is for you if, like me, you’ve been affected by any kind of pregnancy loss – currently or in the past. It provid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stay With Me, Rhys by Melanie Jones
    Stay With Me, Rhys - by Melanie Jones

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780753552292 | ISBN 10: 0753552299

    ‘Stay with me, Rhys,’ I kept saying over and over again. ‘Please stay with me. I love you.’  There was still no expression in his eyes. I was talking and talking to him, desperate to let him know I was there, but there was no flicker in his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving by Julia Samuel
    Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving - by Julia Samuel

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241270776 | ISBN 10: 0241270774

    Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meatless Days by Sara Suleri
    Meatless Days - by Sara Suleri

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241342466 | ISBN 10: 0241342465

    "Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebellious Mourning: The Collected Works Of Grief by Cindy Milstein (Editor)
    Rebellious Mourning: The Collected Works Of Grief - by Cindy Milstein (Editor)

    £16.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849352840 | ISBN 10: 1849352844

    We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same tim ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
    In Gratitude - by Jenny Diski

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408879948 | ISBN 10: 1408879948

    The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness... I got a joke in. 'So � we'd better get cooking the meth ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor
    You Will Not Have My Hate - by Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784705282 | ISBN 10: 1784705284

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER   What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most?  One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking aft ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way We Die Now by Seamus O
    The Way We Die Now - by Seamus O'Mahony

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784974282 | ISBN 10: 1784974285

    We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks. They may not even know they are dying, vict ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speaking of Death: What the Bereaved Really Need by Annie Broadbent
    Speaking of Death: What the Bereaved Really Need - by Annie Broadbent

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349416052 | ISBN 10: 0349416052

    Absorbing and heartfelt stories of grief combined with timely advice on how to help support your loved one through a time of loss.   'To support the bereaved, we need to get to grips with death.'   Talking about death and grief has beco ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck
    A Jihad for Love - by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786698001 | ISBN 10: 1786698005

    Mohamed El-Bachiri is a driver on the Brussels metro rail system. He grew up and lives in the suburb of Molenbeek, notorious as the place from which a number of Belgian jihadis have come. He is also the husband of Loubna Lafquiri, the love of his lif ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss
    Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love - by Marissa Moss

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781573246989 | ISBN 10: 1573246980

    Last Things is the true and intensely personal story of how one woman coped with the devastating effects of a catastrophic illness in her family.   Using her trademark mix of words and pictures to sharp effect, Marissa Moss presents the story ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope by Andrew Marshall
    My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope - by Andrew Marshall

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910453315 | ISBN 10: 1910453315

    In 1997 Andrew Marshall’s partner, and the only person to whom he had ever truly opened his heart, died after a gruelling and debilitating illness.   Unmoored from his old life, and feeling let down by his family, Marshall struggled not onl ... more

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  • Cover image of book If You Sit Very Still by Marian Partington
    If You Sit Very Still - by Marian Partington

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785921407 | ISBN 10: 1785921401

    When the news broke that her missing sister Lucy had been murdered, Marian Partington had one of two choices to make. She could let the grief and rage she felt overwhelm her, or she could try to turn her trauma into something good. This moving memoir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
    Grief is the Thing with Feathers - by Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571327232 | ISBN 10: 0571327230

    In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. � In this moment of despair they are ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    When Breath Becomes Air - by Paul Kalanithi

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847923677 | ISBN 10: 1847923674

    THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decades training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the ne ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grieving with Your Whole Heart: Spiritual Wisdom and Practices for Finding Comfort, Hope & Healing by The Editors at SkyLight Paths
    Grieving with Your Whole Heart: Spiritual Wisdom and Practices for Finding Comfort, Hope & Healing - by The Editors at SkyLight Paths

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781594735998 | ISBN 10: 1594735999

    This soulful companion for grief offers wisdom and creative spiritual practices for expressing and experiencing sorrow while keeping a life-giving connection to the past. Whether you need to grieve in words or silence, in solitude or in company with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques
    Now and at the Hour of Our Death - by Susana Moreira Marques

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908276629 | ISBN 10: 1908276622

    A nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife.   In her poignant and genre-busting debu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
    Gratitude - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781509822805 | ISBN 10: 1509822801

    Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing.  As Dr S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Latest Readings by Clive James
    Latest Readings - by Clive James

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300213195 | ISBN 10: 0300213190

    In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that if you dont know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do, James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would live, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Iceberg: A Memoir by Marion Coutts
    The Iceberg: A Memoir - by Marion Coutts

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782393528 | ISBN 10: 1782393528

    In 2008 the art critic Tom Lubbock was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour was located in the area controlling speech and language, and would eventually rob him of the ability to speak. He died early in 2011. Marion Coutts was his wife.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
    H is for Hawk - by Helen Macdonald

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099575450 | ISBN 10: 0099575450

    In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, theyre the birdwatchers dark grail. As ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
    The First Phone Call from Heaven - by Mitch Albom

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780751541199 | ISBN 10: 0751541192

    One last chance.   What would you say?   When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a mas ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Break-up, Divorce or Death by Louise L. Hay and David Kessler
    You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Break-up, Divorce or Death - by Louise L. Hay and David Kessler

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781802441 | ISBN 10: 1781802440

    In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-help luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, the protg of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, have come together to start a conversation on healing grief. This remarkable book discusses the emotions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother
    Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness - by Scarlett Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781801772 | ISBN 10: 1781801770

    Scarlett Lewis's son Jesse was one of the 26 people who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nurturing Healing Love is the incredible true story of her son's powerful message of love and hope before his tragic death.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Her Birth by Rebecca Goss
    Her Birth - by Rebecca Goss

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847772381 | ISBN 10: 1847772382

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection In 2007 Rebecca Gosss newborn daughter Ella was diagnosed with Severe Ebsteins Anomaly, a rare and incurable heart condition. She lived for sixteen months. Her Birth is a book-length se ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    The End of Your Life Book Club - by Will Schwalbe

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781444706383 | ISBN 10: 1444706381

    The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a 'book club' that brings them together as her life comes to a close. For fans of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Last Lecture.  Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O
    The Long Goodbye: A Memoir - by Meghan O'Rourke

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844086771 | ISBN 10: 1844086771

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The  Natural Death Handbook by Nicholas Albery & Stephanie Wienrich
    The Natural Death Handbook - by Nicholas Albery & Stephanie Wienrich

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780952797807 | ISBN 10: 0952797801

    This book suggests ways to arrange a dignified death in harmony with nature. It advises on the practical needs of those dying, on how to organise inexpensive yet very personal funerals, and on the grieving process itself. It is also an authoritative ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Scattering by Christopher Reid
    A Scattering - by Christopher Reid

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780955455360 | ISBN 10: 0955455367

    Winner of the Costa Prize 2009   Shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the T S Eliot Prize  Lucinda Gane, Christopher Reids wife, died in October 2005. A Scattering is his tribute to her and consists of four poetic sequences, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son
    Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir - by David Rieff

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847080752 | ISBN 10: 1847080758

    Susan Sontag had fought off two previous bouts of cancer when, in 2004, she was diagnosed with an incurable form of leukaemia. In this beautifully written memoir, her son David Rieff recounts their time together during the last months of Sontag' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Easeful Death: Is There a Case for Assisted Dying? by Mary Warnock and Elisabeth Macdonald
    Easeful Death: Is There a Case for Assisted Dying? - by Mary Warnock and Elisabeth Macdonald

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199561841 | ISBN 10: 0199561842

    The choices confronting those caring for terminally ill patients facing terrible suffering towards the end of their lives have aroused fierce public debate in recent years.  In Easeful Death, Mary Warnock, the renowned moral philosopher, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speaking of Dying: A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care by Louis Heyse-Moore
    Speaking of Dying: A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care - by Louis Heyse-Moore

    £18.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781843106784 | ISBN 10: 1843106787

    Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Dying by Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick
    The Art of Dying - by Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780826499233 | ISBN 10: 0826499236

    Is there an art to dying? And if there is, what can we do to achieve a good death? We have few special rituals to prepare for death, or to mark it, and we often fail to help the dying prepare for death. The Art of Dying contains accounts by the dyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide by Christopher Lukas & Henry M. Seiden
    Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide - by Christopher Lukas & Henry M. Seiden

    £13.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843108474 | ISBN 10: 184310847x

    Silent Grief is a book for and about suicide survivors those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one.   Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself several members of his family have taken their own l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grief Unseen: Healing Pregnancy Loss Through the Arts by Laura Seftel
    Grief Unseen: Healing Pregnancy Loss Through the Arts - by Laura Seftel

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781843108054 | ISBN 10: 1843108054

    At least one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage, yet pregnancy loss remains a taboo topic and effective aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains the different kinds of childbearing losses, such as fai ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    The Year of Magical Thinking - by Joan Didion

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007216857 | ISBN 10: 0007216858

    Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill. At first they thought it was flu, then pneumonia, then complete sceptic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life sup ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Translated by Gyurme Dorje
    The Tibetan Book of the Dead - by Translated by Gyurme Dorje

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780140455298 | ISBN 10: 0140455299

    Hidden away for many centuries, this ancient spiritual text reveals the secrets of enlightened living and life after death. It offers timeless guidance on finding inner contentment in our everyday lives, on how to help those who are dying or bereaved ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do Not Go Gentle: Poems for Funerals by Neil Astley (editor)
    Do Not Go Gentle: Poems for Funerals - by Neil Astley (editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781852246358 | ISBN 10: 1852246359

    This wide-ranging selection combines popular choices of traditional poems read at funerals with powerful poems by contemporary writers more tuned to our present age of doubt & disbelief.. There are poems here for churchgoers and believers, including ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death, Dying and Bereavement by Donna Dickenson et al (editors)
    Death, Dying and Bereavement - by Donna Dickenson et al (editors)

    £29.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780761968573 | ISBN 10: 0761968571

    By drawing together information, reflection and experience, this authoritative text will broaden understanding of a subject area that western society is accused of denying. This collection combines academic research with professional and personal re ... more

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  • Cover image of book Contemplating Suicide:The  Language & Ethics of Self-harm by Gavin J Fairbairn
    Contemplating Suicide:The Language & Ethics of Self-harm - by Gavin J Fairbairn

    £28.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780415106061 | ISBN 10: 0415106060

    Suicide is devastating. It is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. This book takes a fresh look at suicide, emphasising the intentions that the person had in acting, rather than the physical evidence that is left behind. Fairbairn cons ... more

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  • Cover image of book Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief by Judy Tatelbaum
    Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief - by Judy Tatelbaum

    £9.99   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780749309367 | ISBN 10: 0749309369

    Pround loss and disappointment are emotions that each of us will experience at some point in our lives. Loss is one of the most difficult experiences to come to terms with. The Courage To Grieve explores how we can deal with every kind of grief and ... more

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  • Cover image of book With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well by Kathryn Mannix
    With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well - by Kathryn Mannix

    £9.99   paperback   (0000) - ISBN 13: 9780008210915 | ISBN 10: 0008210918

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘Impossible to read with dry eyes or an unaltered mindset’ Sunday Times  How should we think of death and how can we prepare for it?  With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and ... more

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