Home truths Surely one of the biggest casualties of late 20th-century permissiveness, postmodernism and political correctness has been the family. Even a definition now eludes most people. Ann Benton THE ESSENCE OF FAMILYBy Kirsten BirkettMatthias Media. 133 pages. £6.00Distributed in the UK byThe Good Book Company ISBN 1 876326 89 1 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.