Books & Guides

A Guide to Creating a Truly Personal Funeral Ceremony

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This life-affirming practical guide, Celebrate your Life, takes away the fear, busts the myths and clears the confusion that can be associated with funeral ceremonies.

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    A Day-by-Day Plan to Reassure and Comfort You

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    Pregnancy after losing a baby can be an anxious and isolating experience. ‘Pregnancy After Loss’ guides, reassures, informs and, most importantly, helps people to not …

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      A Person-Centred Approach to Planning a Funeral

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      In Funerals Your Way, Sarah has distilled her experience and knowledge into this lovely self help, step-by-step guide. All proceeds from the sale of the …

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        Lessons About Life and Living, from Working with Death and Dying

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        ‘We all know how this ends.’, by Anna Lyons and Louise Winter, is a profound but practical guide to rethinking the one thing that’s guaranteed …

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          Empowering society to talk openly about death, grief and funerals

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          Don’t Tell the Children by John Adams with Clare Shaw tackles the taboo around discussing death and funerals, particularly with young children.  John and Clare’s …

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            Love, Loss, Hope and Resilience

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            ‘Outside the Sky is Blue’ by Christina Patterson is a beautiful book about love and loss, hope and resilience. Christina writes with such honesty and clarity …

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              A gentle story to help children understand death and grief

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              ‘Lost in the Clouds: a gentle story to help children understand death and grief’ by Tomm Tinn-Disbury is about Billy, a little boy who misses …

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                The Holistic and Spiritual Care of the Dying

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                Soul midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying. The Soul Midwives’ Handbook guides you through the core principals and techniques of this practice.

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                  Help Those You Love When They Grieve

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                  In ‘A Friend Indeed’, by internationally recognised author, speaker, and expert in life transition, Amy Florian draws on her own personal experience, academic training, and …

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                    How to Live Life and Face Death

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                    A Beginner’s Guide to the End is an accessible, beautifully designed and illustrated book that brings optimism and practical guidance to empower readers with the …

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                      A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Surviving Grief

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                      In Beyond Goodbye, leading grief expert Zoe Clark-Coates examines the different losses we may endure in our lives and provides the much-needed support that helps …

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                        Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

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                        This deeply affecting book, Grief Works, is full of psychological insights on how grief, if approached correctly, can heal us.

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                          A Primer to Honour the Dying and the Dead with Reverence, Light-Heartedness and Grace

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                          This simple yet powerful guidebook, Home Funeral Ceremonies, will help you with ceremonies to make the journey through dying, death and beyond.

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                            The Natural Death Handbook

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                            The Natural Death Centre’s essential and influential guide, The Natural Death Handbook, covers the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying.

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                              Helping children address the mixed emotions of grief

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                              ‘Love Will Never Die: helping children though bereavement’ by Clare Shaw addresses the mixed emotions often experienced by a child when they are grieving after …

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                                A Gentle Goodbye

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                                Holly Hawk-Lyon’s book ‘A Gentle Goodbye with Cinnamon the Rabbit’ helps introduce people to the idea of ceremonial care of a body through our beloved …

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                                  Love Never Dies

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                                  Love Never Dies is an emotionally powerful, beautifully illustrated, comforting book for children who have experienced bereavement.

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                                    A Guide Through the Worst Days of Your Life

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                                    The Grief Handbook provides expert psychological insights and practical advice to help navigate a path through grieving.

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                                      Practical and Compassionate Support

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                                      Written by one of the world’s leading baby loss experts, ‘The Baby Loss Guide’ answers questions and provides practical support for those who have experienced …

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                                        Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnigs

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                                        In her book, This Too Shall Pass, Julia Samuel draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt …

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                                          Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

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                                          After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg learns how to find strength and build resilience with the help of her friend, psychologist Adam …

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                                            A personal story about the short but precious life of a beloved son

                                            https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-That-Works-Rob-Delaney/dp/1954118562

                                            In 2018, Rob Delaney’s two year old son, Henry, died from a brain tumor. His deep and enduring love for Henry and the devastation that …

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                                              Raw, Witty, Moving, Heart-wrenching

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                                              At fifteen years old, Cariad Lloyd became a member of a club to which no-one wants to belong – the ‘Dead Dad Club’. Years later, …

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                                                Why? When? How? Who

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                                                Jane answers these questions and more in this expert guide to creating a good end of life plan. In ‘Before I Go’, Jane emphasises the …

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                                                  The Neuroscience Behind Love and Loss

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                                                  In this fascinating book, The Grieving Brain, neuroscientist and psychologist Mary-Frances O’Connor explains how neuroimaging helps us to understand our brain’s response to love and …

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                                                    How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

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                                                    ‘Listen’ is a powerful new book from Dr Kathryn Mannix, the author of ‘With the End in Mind’, about life, death, relationships, mental health and …

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                                                      Poems to Better Weather the Many Waves of Grief

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                                                      ‘Loss’ by Donna Ashworth has a wonderful range of poems, for those facing death, for the bereaved, for anyone searching for the right words to …

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                                                        For Children, Presenting in an Accessible Way, the Complex Journey Through Grief

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                                                        This beautiful book, Sad Book, by former children’s Laureate Michael Rosen chronicles the death of his son Eddie, reflecting in words and through the wonderful …

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                                                          What the New Science of Sadness Tells Us About Life After Loss

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                                                          The Other Side of Sadness challenges the ‘five stages’ model of grief. Bonanno offers fascinating new insights on the bereavement process and the ways in …

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                                                            The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data

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                                                            In her book, All the Ghosts in the Machine, Psychologist Elaine Kasket explores our digital afterlife, whether it be curated by us, others, or just …

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                                                              Choosing a Headstone

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                                                              Headstone by Hannah and Fergus Wessel of Stoneletters Studio provides advice and inspiration for choosing a headstone. 100% of the profits from the sale of …

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                                                                A Journal for Grief

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                                                                ‘how to carry what can’t be fixed’ is a journal to explore grief, to tell your story through writing, drawing and scribbling. Finding ways to …

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                                                                  Wishing, Wanting, Hoping

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                                                                  Following the sudden and unexpected death of her beloved husband, in The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion explores her inability to fully understand or …

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                                                                    Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life

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                                                                    ‘Outside the Box’ by Liz Rothschild is a book designed to bring death and bereavement into the light. ‘We live in a society where people …

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                                                                      Support After Baby Loss

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                                                                      Saying Goodbye is a personal story of baby loss and 90 days of support to walk you through grief.

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                                                                        A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

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                                                                        In this deeply moving and personal book, ‘Dear Life’, palliative medicine specialist Dr Rachel Clarke gains new insights on how we cope with the end …

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                                                                          A True Story of Grief and Gratitude

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                                                                          Told through letters, love notes and text messages Hope is Coming gives an insight into one of life’s biggest milestones.

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                                                                            Immortality, Memory and Grief in Digital Culture

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                                                                            In his book, Online Afterlives, Davide Sisto considers how digital technology is changing our relationship to death and has restored the communal dimension of death.

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                                                                              Supporting young children through bereavement

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                                                                              ‘Love is the Gift: supporting children through bereavement’ by Joanna Moore is a beautifully illustrated story book, told in verse, about Alana, a young mermaid …

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                                                                                What Does it Mean to be an Executor of the Will?

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                                                                                “This book lays out the probate process, your responsibilities in it and how to ensure a smooth conclusion to what can be a troublesome task.” …

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                                                                                  How to Live and Die Well

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                                                                                  A powerful and emotional book based on a lifetime’s clinical experience, With the End in Mind offers calm, wise advice on how to face death, …

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                                                                                    Thoughtful and Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life

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                                                                                    From a widow and therapist, Widow to Widow is a guide to life after losing a husband, with reflections on grief and helpful advice.

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                                                                                      How to Find Your Way Through Devastating Loss

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                                                                                      When faced with the incomprehensible fact of her daughter’s death, Dr Lucy Hone used her experience in the field of resilience psychology to support her …

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