by Annie Broadbent - £8.99 Little, Brown Book Group (2017)
paperback 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 become something of a modern taboo. Most of us would rather avoid the subject altogether because it makes us feel anxious or awkward. When Annie Broadbent's mum died, one of the hardest parts of her experience was seeing her friends and extended family paralysed by their fear of saying or doing the wrong thing.
Frustrated and saddened by her own experience, in this thoughtful book Annie presents sixteen stories which build a much needed bridge between the bereaved and the rest of us. Combined with expert advice, Speaking of Death is a collection of real life experiences of grief. The stories help you build your own relationship with death and provide support for supporters of the bereaved. If you've never known what to say to a grieving person, you will after this book.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2017)