Books for the Lockdown – Death, Dying and Grieving

Welcome to week four, you can find links to the previous three posts at the bottom. We continue on the emotional merry-go-round. Last week focused on the wise and calming books, so this week we’re turning to darker topics. Books about death, dying and grieving. Surprisingly some of them actually offer a lot of consolation …

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Did You Ever Have a Family – Bill Clegg

This is a book about the unthinkable. All your family gone, in one sweep... There's no one left. How do you deal with this? Should you deal with this? Or maybe this is a blow that has to kill you? I expected a kicking, screaming and wailing book, but this book is surprisingly quiet. The …

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Quotes from Did You Ever Have a Family – Bill Clegg

It’s a book about loss, grief and regret, but also about survivors, that’s why I thought those quotes would be better today than any review, or my commentary to the unbelievable horror that happened yesterday… “She was, she sensed sharply as she reached the far side of the parking lot, an untouchable. Not from scorn …

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