The Unimaginable Loss: A Mother’s Thoughts on the Loss of a Child – A Guide to Good Grief

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  • Author Name: Fiona McWilliams
  • Publication Date: 28/09/2019
  • Format: Paperback

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This candid guide to surviving in a society that still finds it difficult to discuss and deal with grief is essential reading for both the bereaved and everyone around them. Written in the days, months and years after her daughter died, the author talks first-hand about surviving the early days of despair and coping with a world that wouldn’t stop turning even when she wanted it to. 

Whether you have been bereaved, or want to understand and support a bereaved person, this self-help book suggests ways in which you can survive, or help others survive, the worst experience a person can endure. 

The author suggests how the bereaved can, and should, give themselves permission to grieve. A child carries their parent’s emotions, fears, joys and hopes for the future. Once a child is gone, that part of the parent is gone forever. 

The author explains with honesty and frankness how she faced that loss – the most unimaginable of losses.

Fiona McWilliams lives in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. She retired from a career in law to bring up her children. In many ways, she was living a very ordinary family life before it was blown apart when her daughter was diagnosed with a rare and fast-growing cancer aged just 16. She died just 9 months later aged 17. 

2 reviews for The Unimaginable Loss: A Mother’s Thoughts on the Loss of a Child – A Guide to Good Grief

  1. L Farrow

    Written with great bravery & honesty, this book is an essential insight into the grieving process which will help anyone supporting friends or family in a similar situation. Not an easy read but a very rewarding one; I now feel much more able to provide support and understanding when it’s needed. Highly recommended.

  2. Lily

    I’ve only just started this book and i already know i am going to get a lot out of it. Eloquently written and easy to read the writer Fiona in her grief offers others thoughts and ideas. Thank you for writing this! This will be my bible!!! I woould highly recommend anyone going through a loss of a child to grab this book. 5 stars, and that’s just reading the first pages!

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