This book is an academic work which details the research which Murray-Parkes undertook to explain the ways in which attachment styles affect the outcomes of our grieving process when we suffer bereavement. The book is however written in plain English and is still accessible to readers who are not familiar with research methods and terminology. The Appendices contain the full details of the questionnaire which he used and the data collected for those who are interested. As a counsellor, I was mostly interested in his conclusions, his examples from his psychiatry patients and suggestions for how to work with patients/clients who are suffering with different complications of grief. I think this is an important and valuable book for anyone in the caring professions who works with bereavement, although for the less academic reader there's a lot of stuff to get through to access the conclusions. It would be of great value to any students who are embarking on research in this area or other any other area of counselling or psychotherapy.