The Death of a Child

The Death of a Child
  • I am loathe to pick one story out from among the others for fear of seeming to denigrate others. All are written with deep love and recognition that life will never be the same again The Death of a Child
  • A painful but necessary book.

    Catholic Herald The Death of a Child
  • It is a brilliant book on a potentially harrowing topic... It will undoubtedly meet a great need, thanks to the honesty, sensitivity and courage of the contributors who dare to write about such intimate pain.

    Jenny Francis, the Church Times The Death of a Child

The Death of a Child is a collection of essays in which parents and siblings tell their own personal stories of losing a child, brother or sister, and of how they coped with their grief.

My essay, Eoin, deals with the death of my second son in 1991.

This essay is my response to having experienced a stillbirth.

I wanted to explore the process of loss and recovery and to acknowledge the response of those who worked to bring me comfort.

In Urdu, these are the people known as the grief eaters.

A collection of 12 essays, edited by Peter Stanford, with an afterword by Dorothy Rowe, and written by the parents and siblings of children who have died. By reliving their experiences and describing their grief, they hope to help others in the same situation, as well as their family and friends.