When Jan Robinson's husband died suddenly and unexpectedly, she had the idea of asking any other widows, whenever and wherever she met them, for two tips about how to deal with widowhood - anything that came to mind, whether it was what to do or what not to do, however seemingly unimportant.
The first two tips were: firstly, no matter how low you are feeling, get out and about as much as possible; and secondly, unless it is financially unavoidable, do not sell your house in the first year of widowhood, because you will almost certainly regret it.
Two dozen widows and six months later, Jan realised that she had the makings of a book. Thus this pocket-sized manual, which consists of a series of tips, anecdotes and practical advice from women who have lived through the loss of a husband.
As mentioned by:
**Daily Mail - November 2013 (click here to read the article)**
**BBC radio interview with Peter Levy - November 2013 **
**Kensington Magazine review by Lucy Elliott - December 2013 **
**Mail on Sunday YOU magazine - February 2014 ** (book of the week)
**Oldie Magazine - February 2014**
**Good Housekeeping - April 2014 **
**The Lady - April 2014 ** (click here to read the article)
** Farewell Magazine- Summer 2014 **
** The Guardian - February 2015 ** (click here to read the article)
** The Saturday Telegraph - March 2015 **
** The Church Times - July 2015 **
** Net Doctor, Izzy Capelin - May 2016 (click here to read the article) **
** Woman's Own - September 2017 **