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5.0 out of 5 stars
Sociological rigour paired with an artistic lightness of touch, 23 Feb. 2008
Just to add to the previous reviews: I particularly enjoyed Walter's ability to be both part of the British grief culture he describes and to look at it as if he was an anthropologist coming from the outside, plus his readable, even entertaining writing style that is characterised by freshness and lightness of touch while remaining firmly grounded in academic rigour. One of the rare non-fiction works you want to read more than once!