Charles Cowling, author of The Good Funeral Guide, based in the U.K., just gave A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die a nice review on his blog.
He says the Brits have a lot to learn from U.S. funeral customs and Jewish funeral practices. In the U.K., cremation is widely used and their “crems” are so busy, it could take three weeks to process a body.
Cowling said, “Much of Gail’s book, sad to say, is not relevant to British funeral consumers because our funerary traditions are so dissimilar…. Sorry, we do things differently…. But I hope nonetheless that people over here will consider buying this book because it contains inspiring and instructive elements.”
“Gail is a very humane and companionable writer, she has a deceptively light touch, a gentle sense of humour, and she shares a lot of her own experience with us. For people who contemplate death from behind the sofa, she’s a great fear disperser,” says Cowling.
Thanks so much, Charles! Read the full review here.