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The Madness of Grief: A Memoir of Love and Loss, by Reverend Richard Coles - Frances Wilson

Books | By Frances Wilson

Grief, Coles discovers, is grindingly, numbingly, colourless. This an honest book, and a brave one, says Frances Wilson

Richard Coles, the Vicar of Finedon, Northamptonshire, is sewn into the fabric of our lives, like family. Every time we turn on the radio or TV, there he is: the presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live, the model for Alan Smallbone in the sitcom Rev, a contestant on Masterchef, Strictly and Have I Got News for You. Last century, he was half of the pop duo the Communards, whose cover version of Don’t Leave Me This Way was number one for four weeks in 1986. ...

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