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Alison Wertheimer, A Special Scar 2nd Edition: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide (www.amazon.co.uk)

The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide

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Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking, (Harper Perennial, 2006) (www.amazon.co.uk)

A portrait of a marriage and a life – in good times and bad – that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child

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Lindsay Nicholson, Living on the Seabed (Vermilion 2005) (www.amazon.co.uk)

A memoir of love, life and survival

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Blake Morrison, And When Did You Last See Your Father? (Granta Books, 2007) (www.amazon.co.uk)

And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a portrait of family life, father-son relationships and bereavement.

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Anna Blundy, Every Time We Say Goodbye (Arrow Books Ltd, 1999) – death of an absent father (www.amazon.co.uk)

Anna Blundy’s honest account of her personal experience of losing her father

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Simon Carr, The Boys Are Back in Town (Arrow Books Ltd, 2001) – father bringing up boys after the death of his wife (www.amazon.co.uk)

Carr’s emotionally honest, compellingly anarchic and sharply comic story of a single parent’s struggle is at once heartbreaking and wonderfully life-affirming.

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Natascha McElhone, After You (Viking Penguin) (www.amazon.co.uk)

After You is a triumphant testament to the resilience of the human spirit after Natascha’s loss of her beloved husband

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Susan Hill, In the Springtime of the Year (Penguin Books Ltd, 1977) (www.amazon.co.uk)

Susan Hill’s true account of an lyrical exploration of love and loss and grief and mourning.

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Susan Varley, Badger’s Parting Gifts (Picture Lions, 1994) (www.amazon.co.uk)

A helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger’s Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief.

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John Burningham, Granpa (Red Fox, 2003) (www.amazon.co.uk)

An illustration to help and support children with grief

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Doris Stickney, Waterbugs and Dragonflies (www.amazon.co.uk)

Each booklet will help you find the right words…a caring thought…a comforting reflection to communicate compassion in extraordinary ways for children

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Ginny Perkins & Leon Morris, Remembering Mum (www.amazon.co.uk)

The book reminds the reader of the need to express grief in a society which all too often sees death as a taboo subject.

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Michael Rosen, “Michael Rosen’s Sad Book” (www.amazon.co.uk)

A beautifully illustrated read for adults and children about love and loss which explains why it’s ok to be sad sometimes

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Diana Crossley, Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine (www.amazon.co.uk)

Offering practical and sensitive support for bereaved children

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Trevor Romain, What on Earth do you do When Someone Dies? (www.amazon.co.uk)

This book is a simple, insightful, and straight from the heart—is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person.

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Tracey Cusick & Simon Hepworth, When Someone Dies (www.amazon.co.uk)

This book asks the questions that children ask, and answers them in a succinct format. Simple illustrations and straightforward text are designed to help children through difficult times.

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Mary Williams (Brake), Someone Has Died Suddenly (www.amazon.co.uk)

Mary Williams (Brake), Someone Has Died Suddenly

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Mary Joslin, The Goodbye Boat (www.amazon.co.uk)

A very simple illustrative story of the sorrow of seeing the goodbye boat take a friend away

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Marge Heegaard, When Someone Very Special Dies (www.amazon.co.uk)

A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life, this book is designed for young readers to illustrate.

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Marge Heegaard, When Something Terrible Happens (www.amazon.co.uk)

The ‘Drawing Out Feelings’ series has been designed to provide parents, educators and counselors with an organized approach to helping children cope with grief, family loss and change.

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