Shock and the physical effects; the rituals of bereavement; fear; powerlessness and guilt; rage; misery...; ...and other responses; wills and things; they don't know what they say; who am I now?; the spiritual side; is there a pay-off?; final thoughts.
In the 'sixties Virginia Ironside wrote a rock column for the Daily Mail before undertaking the role of agony aunt at Woman, where she worked for ten years. She now writes a weekly column in the Independent. Virginia lives in West London, and has one son and one grandson.