19 February 1981
Show More A Way to Die by Rosemary Zorza.
Deutsch, 254 pp., £5.95, October 1980, 0 233 97355 9Show More
Letter to a Younger Son by Christopher Leach.
Dent, 155 pp., £5.95, January 1981, 0 460 04496 6Show More
Bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes.
Pelican, 267 pp., £1.50, June 1980, 0 14 021833 5Show More
“... that can help to assuage the parents’ pain. Any parent can realise that the loss of a child must be, in some ways, the most shocking kind of death, because out of the way of nature, which is, as JacquettaHawkes once wrote, that the mother lies beneath the daughter, the grandmother beneath the mother. The loss of a parent is usually well endured. Of nearly unendurable deaths, that most often faced is ...”