Recommended reading

"The sharing of hurt is the beginning of healing"

Philomemia - By Martin Sixsmith

The true story of a mother and the son she had to give away.

Futures Lost, Futures Found - sands Lothians

With the death of a baby, How do you get through the first few days, let alone the years, when you have lost the future you envisaged   The stories contained in this book are written accounts of  grieving parents in the days, months and years following the death of their precious babies.

A Gift of Words - By Sheryl McMahon - Available from Sands -

A moving collection of more than one hundred poems written by parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members in respect of their own personal experience of the death of a baby.

Ask Me His Name - By Ellie Wright

Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby.

Dead Babies & Seaside Towns - Alice Jolly

When the author's second child is stillborn and all atempts to have another baby fail, she starts to consider every possible option, no matter how unorthodox.

Multiple Births

The Lone Twin -Understanding Twin Bereavement and Loss - By Joan Woodward

This book includes parental attitudes to the surviving twin, the feelings of the surviving twin and the effect of loss in adulthood.   

From A Clear Blue Sky - By Timothy Knatchbell

“We all have a car crash in our lives. To date I have had one; it happened to be a bomb I was a boy at the time, on a small boat in Ireland. Three of my family and a friend died in the explosion. One of the dead was my identical twin brother Nicholas. My parents and I were the only survivors".


Missing Mummy - By Rebecca Cobb

A child's view of the loss of a mother.

The memory Tree - By Britta Teckentrup

A celebration of life and the memories that live on when a loved one dies.

Stewarts tree - By Cathy Campbell

A Book for Brothers and Sisters When a Baby Dies Shortly after Birth