In the Midst of Life – The Australian Response to Death
Des Tobin & Graeme M. Griffin (MUP 1982 & 1997)
In exploring Australian responses to death Des Tobin and Graeme Griffin suggest that ‘how we deal with death can be very important for the way we live’. Their book has made an important contribution to the understanding of some of the complex issues associated with dealing constructively with loss and bereavement, grief management and provides a rich history of Australia’s burial rituals and funeral practices. First published in 1982 and revised and updated in 1996, In the Midst of Life remains as ‘classic’ in it’s genre and makes fascinating reading.