Grief Works

  • by Julia Samuel
  • Narrated by Julia Samuel
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Grief Works, written and read by Julia Samuel.
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, 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 revolutionise the way we talk about life, loss and death.


What the Critics Say

''A profoundly moving book by an extraordinary storyteller - Julia Samuel describes her patients' stories of loss with great sensitivity and fascinating psychological insight. Essential for anyone who has ever experienced grief, or wanted to comfort a bereaved friend.'' (Helen Fielding, best-selling author of Bridget Jones's Diary) ''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) ''What an amazing book! I absolutely LOVE it. Intelligent, empathetic, modest, funny, and learned - it's an amazing feat.'' (Rabbi Julia Neuberger) ''A wonderfully important and transforming book - lucid, consoling and wise.'' (William Boyd, best-selling author of Sweet Caress)


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Customer Reviews

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My rock, my lover, my husband who I met when I was 13, 46 years ago died last month. This audible really helped me
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- Elene Marsden


A remarkable book made more remarkable by the author reading it. Expressive, heartfelt, honest and important. I will probably read it again.
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- Jamie C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd