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  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241270776
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

Grief Works

Stories of Life, Death and Surviving




A warm, moving and practical guide to grief from one of the UK's leading bereavement counsellors

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 inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear advice for those seeking to comfort the bereaved.

With deeply moving case studies of real people's stories of loss, and brilliantly accessible and practical advice, Grief Works will be passed down through generations as the definitive guide for anyone who has lost a loved one, and revolutionize the way we talk about life, loss and death.

  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241270776
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Grief Works

Fascinating. A wise and compassionate book full of insight and understanding that would help anyone experiencing grief, or those surrounding them. I am so glad this book exists

Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

Rigorous, researched, readable. Philosophical, practical, profound. Samuels offer her wisdom to help us all begin to function in the wake of the death of a loved one

Sunday Times

Indispensable, fascinating, affecting. Considers the deaths of partners, parents, siblings and children. There is a chapter on suicide, another on facing death ourselves. Samuel has practical suggestions for getting through the hardest months. A book that has a real chance of helping bereft readers

Kate Kellaway, Observer

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