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If anyone had asked me how long it was since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, I might have guessed four, maybe five months; it was a shock to learn that it was a year  since 239 passengers and a whacking great lump of metal simply vanished without trace. Gorgeous Grey […]
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In my early twenties, I babysat the son of a famous multi-millionaire. I say babysat, I basically stopped this nightmare of a child from trashing the hotel room whilst his parents were at dinner. The following day, the entourage visited a stately home outside London. The child ran riot amongst the antique furniture. The staff asked the parents to tell the child to stop. […]
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This weekend is 5 years for me and the rabble… bizarre? Yes, that is apposite. There have been ups and downs of which the majority seem to stem from bereavement in one way or another but on the whole, the big picture as you say, is coming together. Advice for new widows/widowers is out there […]
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I read this book long before JS died because I love Justine Picardie’s writing, but this account of Justine’s search for evidence of an afterlife after her sister, Ruth, died of breast cancer, took on a new significance once I was widowed. Buy the book
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I lost my sister 4 years ago and that’s what drove me to write Mourning Has Broken. I gave myself a year to document all my moments of grief. Well, even four years later grief comes to visit now and then. I don’t think you ever really “get over” your grief.
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A book not specifically about grief, but about hope, this outstanding story of the author’s struggle for survival in the Nazi concentration camps underlines (for me) that however bleak life feels, there is always a nugget of hope to be found in the deepest despair. Buy the book
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