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The completely revised and expanded third edition, an essential manual for dealing with death: either one's own or that of friends and family

Today, an increasing number of people want to organise at least part of a funeral for themselves, without depending on funeral directors.

The New Natural Death Handbook shows you how to do everything from ordering a coffin to hiring a horse-drawn hearse to finding a woodland burial ground (where a tree is planted for each grave instead of having a headstone). It also explains how to arrange a burial on private land and how to set up a woodland burial ground as a business or charity.


Demonstrates to people dissatisfied with conveyor-belt funerals that there are kinder alternatives

The Times

Gives excellent advice


A fascinating read

Sunday Times

From the spiritual and mystical to the practical and administrative, vital information is included on how to organise a funeral, how to care for someone dying at home and how to come to terms with bereavement

Top Sante Magazine

Full of amazing advice and information

Sunday Independent

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    October 15, 2009


    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

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