Love Lose Live published 4 February 2016

Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine Reviews Love Lose Live

 

 

Love Lose Live, a novel by family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-Hall, is a contemporary and informed observation of divorce and family breakdown seen through the eyes of the Bailey family. The story of separation uncovers the emotional tumult which each character experiences, and along the way there are some unexpected consequences – some bewildering, some desperate, and some hilarious.

The thinking, actions and reasoning of the children and adults alike are carefully conveyed, as is the grief felt as the marriage ends and everyone finally moves towards recovery and new lives. In her afterword, Mary Banham-Hall explains with clarity and insight the different stages of loss and grief which follow separation, giving examples from her novel, and sets out her view of how divorces might be better handled by the legal profession in the future.