W&N History / Travel HB January £25.00 336pp 8pp colour illustrations plus integrated images and maps in black and white 978 0 297 60943 8 eBook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 60944 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16805 8 / 12 hrs
W&N Culture HB / ETPB January 2018 / October 2017 £14.99 / £13.99 272pp 978 1 474 60651 6 / 978 1 474 60652 3 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 474 60654 7 Audio: £19.99 / 978 409 17308 3 / 10 hrs
RICHARD MORRIS Yorkshire a lyrical history of England’s greatest county.
In Yorkshire, 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 more populous than Norway, New Zealand or even Scotland, yet it 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 emeritus professor of archaeology at the University of Huddersfield. He began his career working on excavations under York Minster in 1971. He is the author of several books including Time’s Anvil, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
CAITLIN DOUGTHY 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.
As a mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning in Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Bolivia, Spain and America. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with ‘dignity’ and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.
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, 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 Death Salon.
Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire
W&N Non-Fiction • January 2018
Location: California, USA www.orderofthegooddeath.com T: @TheGoodDeath i: @thegooddeath youTube: ask a Mortician