Not every death is a tragedy

7 May

As Britain limps through a sixth week of lockdown, are we all still pretending we can live forever? As the debate about how to defeat coronavirus rages on, I’ve found myself thinking about how my grandmother faced her own death. She was intimately acquainted with mortality. She’d been a doctor and a farmer, and had […]

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Covid-19 is the nail in the coffin for traditional funerals

25 Mar

Amanda started stockpiling a fortnight days ago. “My son thinks I’m panic-buying,” she said. “But it was just an extra six — I don’t have room for any more. I know someone who bought about 100 in his last order.” She feels a little embarrassed now, as the government has made assurances that supplies will […]

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