W&N Culture HB / ETPB January 2018 £14.99 / £12.99 208pp 978 1 474 60651 6 / 978 1 474 60652 3 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 474 60654 7
CAITLIN DOUGHTY From Here to Eternity Travelling the World to Find the Good Death an eye-opening, entertaining and thoughtprovoking account of a mortician’s journey around the world in search of the good death.
Caitlin Doughty travels the globe to visit corpses in foreign countries – most notably Indonesia, Japan, Bolivia, Mexico and Spain – to see how these communities handle death and the dead. Taking the reader outside the Western funeral home, she sees people performing most of the duties we consign to the funeral industry. In dismantling our assumptions of a ‘dignified’ funeral, Caitlin uncovers what constitutes a good culture around death and how we might bring those lessons home with us.
Caitlin Doughty is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. She owns the alternative funeral home Undertaking LA, and is the creator of the ‘Ask a Mortician’ web series, the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death, and co-founder of the annual event and online community the Death Salon.
W&N History HB January 2018 £25.00 320pp 978 0 297 60943 8 eBook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 60944 5
RICHARD MORRIS Yorkshire A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County
Richard Morris looks beyond stereotypes, exploring interactions between landscape, language and memory.
Eighteen centuries ago a province of the Roman Empire was governed from York; in the Viking age a trading axis ran from Dublin through the kingdom of York to the Baltic. Yorkshire today is larger than many member countries of the UN, yet remains just an English county. As Morris reveals in this dazzling history, Yorkshire has always been both a region with a distinct identity inside Britain and a fulcrum in the world.
‘a richly textured, and very moving, hybrid of a book: silted, layered, as studded with jewels as the mud around an anglo-saxon tomb’ Independent on Time’s Anvil
Richard Morris is the author of several works of history and historical biography including Time’s Anvil, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
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Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire
W&N Non-fiction • January 2018