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.

Love Lose Live, a novel by family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-HallBeth and Simon Bailey are the couple at the centre of this fast-paced and ultimately life-affirming narrative. Beth thought she and her husband were working through problems in their marriage. Simon, however, was wondering whether they even had a future together. When Simon starts an affair with the alluring Harriet, suddenly there’s no way back. Beth and Simon’s three young children are caught up in their parents’ fighting
at every turn …

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. She also provides an alternative ending – one in which the Baileys go to court rather than accept, albeit belatedly, mediation as the way forward.

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71 Comments

  1. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    February 5, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I love reading Thrillers 🙂

  2. samantha r
    February 5, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I really like crime fiction, Martina Cole is one of my favourites

  3. Keith Hunt
    February 5, 2016 / 1:12 pm

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  4. Jo McPherson
    February 5, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I love Thrillers, ones that really keep you guessing

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    February 5, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    i like mysteries

  6. Barbara Handley
    February 5, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I enjoy historic dramas.

  7. Sarah Rees
    February 5, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    I like historical fiction

  8. Allan Smith
    February 5, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I would have to say Horror

  9. laura stewart
    February 5, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    true crimes i like x

  10. sarah rees
    February 5, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I actually quite enjoy a thriller

  11. Rachel Craig
    February 5, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Autobiographies, biographies, etc.

  12. Michelle Ferguson
    February 5, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I love reading all types of books, horror, thrillers, chic lit.

  13. suzannejean
    February 5, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I love reading a good thriller

  14. Richard Tyler
    February 6, 2016 / 12:00 am

    Tends to be thrillers 🙂

  15. Tammy Tudor
    February 6, 2016 / 12:34 am

    romance are my favourite

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    February 6, 2016 / 7:00 am

    I like thriller books but open to read a wide variety

  17. Louise Gardener
    February 6, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I like true stories, biographies & thrillers.

  18. Julie Ward
    February 6, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Easy reading like Josephine Cox

  19. Sarah Tilley
    February 6, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I love all kinds – crime, chick lit, drama!

  20. Angela Fitzjohn
    February 7, 2016 / 7:51 am

    Thrillers mostly, anything that keeps me gripped.

  21. Sally Poole
    February 7, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Can’t beat a good thriller 🙂

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    February 7, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I love reading thrillers

  23. Mark Palmer
    February 7, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I enjoy reading thrillers and mysteries.

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    February 7, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    love horror and thrillers

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    February 7, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    historic fiction and sci fi fantasy

  26. Susie Wilkinson
    February 7, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I prefer non-fiction, but I love reading and will read anything within reason!

  27. February 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

    I mostly love to read non-fiction crime, paranormal, etc, but I do read a lot of fiction too!

  28. Jo Carroll
    February 8, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I like reading books that can capture your imagination and take your thoughts in unusual directions, that challenge yor preconceptions and can educate you into a new way of looking at the world.

  29. Tammy Tudor
    February 10, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    I love romance books 🙂

  30. Jen Schofield
    February 10, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Fantasy books are what I like

  31. Heather Harris
    February 11, 2016 / 11:25 am

    books to do with the wartime and ear 1900s fiction mainly

  32. Solange
    February 11, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Crime and thrillers

  33. Scott Fallon
    February 13, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    i like reading crime fiction

  34. Jonathan Mason
    February 13, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Classic 20th Century novels – George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, etc.

  35. Corinne Peat
    February 13, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I love a good thriller

  36. carole n
    February 13, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    I love ready interesting autobiographies

  37. Rachael Mccadden
    February 15, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Crime and thrillers

  38. Lisa Wilkinson
    February 16, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I like crime novels

  39. kate knight
    February 16, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    thrillers and romance

  40. Annette Oliver
    February 16, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Classical books like Jane Austen

  41. James Holyland
    February 16, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I enjoy reading about most things as long as it’s not about serial killers.YAWN!

  42. Dawn Hull
    February 16, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I like reading classics like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

  43. Emma Perry
    February 16, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    Crime thrillers and true life

  44. February 17, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    It depends what mood i’m in. I love a good old light-hearted rom com, but then I also love a crime / mystery / suspense book!

  45. Patricia Avery
    February 17, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I love the classics, historical and contemporary fiction. I have always said I don’t like Sci-fi but my favourite read of last year was just that….SevenEves. 🙂

  46. carol boffey
    February 17, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Horror and thrillers

  47. Danika Lloyd
    February 17, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    All kinds!! Mostly classic literature, science fiction, fantasy, & murder mysteries

  48. Vicky loveday
    February 18, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I like reading lots of different genres. Thriller, love, horror. The only thing I don’t like is Sci-fi.

  49. Helen Gossage
    February 18, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Thrillers and fantasy

  50. Elspeth McMillan
    February 18, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Anything nice and relaxing or an autobiography

  51. Lauren Old
    February 18, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I love adventure books like the Hunger Games trilogy

  52. Pauline Wilson
    February 18, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I enjoy any kind of general fiction really, and I like true stories books too

  53. Karen Howden
    February 18, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I enjoy a variety of books as long as it keeps my interest in the first chapter

  54. claire little
    February 18, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    generally crime based

  55. Adrian Bold
    February 19, 2016 / 12:10 am

    I enjoy many genres of books, but fantasy and thrillers are my favourite.

  56. angela edmonds
    February 19, 2016 / 7:26 am

    I like horror or thrillers best xx

  57. Andrea A
    February 19, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I like to read lots of different genres of book, every book has something to impart.

  58. Andrew Hindley
    February 19, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I like to read Science Fiction novels

  59. betony bennett
    February 19, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I will read literally whatever is put in front of me. Reading is my favourite past time!

  60. Susan Carruthers
    February 19, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    I like Historical Fiction, Romance and Chick Lit

  61. Beryl drake
    February 19, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Romance , thrillers , but really any genres

  62. Carole S. HISCOCK
    February 19, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Historical drama or true life tales

  63. Julie Camm
    February 19, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I love reading and always have two books on the go…either a contemporary novel or a chicklit for bedtime, and a historical biography for when I get a chance to read during the day…

  64. Dale Dow
    February 19, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I tend to switch between chic lit and crime x

  65. Jacqueline Mclean
    February 19, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Historical and Bios

  66. audrey odriscoll
    February 19, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Any genre of book that’s written well and is engaging.

  67. Meena Hindmarch
    February 19, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Pretty much all types!

  68. Lisa Mauchline
    February 19, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Chick lit, romance and true stories

  69. February 19, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I like supernatural books

  70. Lorna-Jane Holland
    February 19, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I read anything and everything! I’m a massive bookworm x

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