Why I had to let go of my late sister’s house

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Why I had to let go of my late sister’s house

A flawed utopia: The Men, by Sandra Newman, reviewed

4 June 2022 9:00 am

The problem for feminism is men. Not, specifically, in the sense that men are the source of women’s problems, although…

Letters: The true cost of the green dream

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Zero possibility Sir: Katy Balls is right to conclude that the government is ‘not being upfront’ on the bill for…

Mourning sickness: our conspiracy of silence over grief

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Why are we so scared of other people’s grief?

The importance of a good funeral

20 February 2021 9:00 am

A proper funeral is a great comfort

Eccentric, artist and storyteller: in memory of my mother Doreen Sanders

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Indian Ocean coast ‘I love you’ became just ‘love’, and that was the last word Mum was able to say…

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I’m getting another horse — but it’s not for me

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Sitting on the train to Surrey, I was halfway home and texted the builder boyfriend to say when I would…

Susie Boyt neatly skewers the self-help trends

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Grief is not being able to eat a small boiled egg. ‘Could you face an egg?’ the widowed Jean asks…

The NHS has forgotten the art of a dignified death

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Ten years ago, the National Health Service eased my father’s final days. My mother, this year, was not so lucky

Losing my son and the end of my life’s summer

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Hedonism, tragedy and me