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Where There’s a Will

A Practical Guide to Taking Charge of Your Affairs

Michael Kerrigan
  • RRP: £9.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 224 pages
  • ISBN: 9781887354936
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781887354981
  • Genres: Culture, Mind & body
  • Book tags: bereavement, grief
  • Publication date: May 17, 2012

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Kerrigan’s tone is carefully balanced and the writing is compelling – he urges us to seize the day before it seizes us (Sarah Stone, Dying Matters Coalition). Death is inevitable, yet most of us avoid thinking about it at all costs. But is ignorance really bliss? Perhaps if we prepare ourselves thoughtfully for death – whether our own or a loved one’s – and take charge of our own affairs, we will be able to reduce some of the suffering involved. With new medical life-support technologies, generational & family conflict, complicated loans and pensions, concerns for a greener planet, and all our online activities…Dying, mourning and their aftermath can be a whole lot of grief. Where There’s a Will guides you through all the emotional, financial, legal and practical issues that you need to consider. With a combination of constructive tips and thoughtful reflections on dying, death and bereavement, this book throws light on subjects that all too often remain taboo.

REVIEWS OF Where There’s a Will

'“Kerrigan’s tone is carefully balanced and the writing is compelling… he urges us to seize the day before it seizes us.' - Dying Matters Coalition Read more

'Both informative and fascinating in equal measure... … It attempts to cover all aspects of the dying process in an easy to read style, and is neither mawkish, nor sensationalist... I enjoyed reading it, and would recommend it as a practical and helpful guide.' - Jaffa Reads Too Read more


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Where There’s a Will

About the author

Michael Kerrigan

Author and TLS reviewer Michael Kerrigan has written widely on current affairs, society and popular science. His books include The History of Death and Who Lies Where?