I have two favourite pastimes. Cooking and reading. I've always read ever since I was little. Yes I know I was a peculiar child. Whilst most kids my age where out in the street playing football, hide and seek and generally making a nuisance of themselves I was at home reading. I did occasionally go out and play though.
My favourite reading material has got to be biographies, true crime and autobiographies. I've never been captured by non fiction such as Harry Potter and Lord of the rings. Being in the funeral business I've read a lot of 'death' books. The first being 'Don't drop the Coffin!' Which to this day I say every undertaker should read. These books are few and far between. Only a handful of really good books of this nature are in existence. There are lot's of self help bereavement books but not many memoirs. So it was a great surprise to me today when I came across this book in a book store. I wasn't even aware of it's existence so I thought I'd buy it and add it to my ever growing collection of embalming, death and funeral related literature. I'm not sure if the author of the book is still in the business or is even still alive? I hope so because usually these books start off as a one off but eventually a second and maybe even a third follows??