Mourning

Nights of the living dead in London’s bomb-damaged theatreland

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Patrick McGrath is a master of novels about post-traumatic fragmentation and dissolution, set amid gothic gloom. His childhood years spent…

Julie Myerson captures the sorrow that surpasses all understanding

5 March 2016 9:00 am

As its title suggests, Julie Myerson’s tenth novel is about stoppage: the kind that happens when one suffers a loss…

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

Mrs Badgery

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Wilkie Collins’s ‘Mrs Badgery’, rarely seen since its first publication in Dickens’s Household Words magazine in September 1857, is an…

Why I love undertakers

13 June 2015 9:00 am

By looking after the dead, funeral directors allow the living to love and mourn them

Recycled graves – coming soon to a cemetery near you

15 June 2013 9:00 am

For 150 years, Britain has tightly restricted the re-use of graves. That may be about to change