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The Great Blue Yonder

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7319.1008/a (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1008
  1. Mari Lloyd Williams, consultant senior lecturer in palliative medicine
  1. Leicester Cancer Centre and Leicestershire Hospice

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    Alex Shearer

    Macmillan, £9.99, pp 182

    ISBN 0 333 96006 8

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    We all have an underlying curiosity of what it is like to be dead. What happens on the “other side” may not be the topic of most dinner party conversations but it probably occupies our subconscious for much of the time. As adults we can try to rationalise our destiny through our humanistic or our religious beliefs, but so often we get stuck—for example, in the grief of losing a loved …

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