A Guide to Natural Burial [Paperback]
Ken West (Author)
# Paperback: 304 pages
# Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell (25 Jun 2010)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0414044908
Useful for all involved with natural burial and funerals generally and those considering a green funeral, this book defines natural burial, explores the social, economic and environmental issues concerning this option and its alternatives, and provides practical guidance on all aspects of natural burial, from opening a site to managing funerals...
Charles Cowling posted this informative review in his Good Funeral Guide blog:
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
"That the natural burial movement began in the UK may be a source of pride if patriotism is your thing. That there are now more than 200 natural burial grounds in the UK compared with, say, around 20 in the USA, may serve to augment that pride. But if you could see some of the burial grounds in the UK that badge themselves as natural and where, you might conclude, the dead look as if they have been fly-tipped, your pride might shrink sharply. It might desert you entirely if you discovered that this nascent movement has already spawned two villains who have had to flee the country. Having considered the range of natural burial grounds, their locations, their avowed environmental purpose and their actual practices, you might find it very difficult to answer the simple question, What is natural burial?
The answer to that and a thousand other questions is answered in a timely new book, A Guide to Natural Burial. Because it is written by Ken West, the man who started it all, the only person employed in Bereavement Services ever to be awarded an OBE, it will do more than merely command respect..."READ MORE ON CHARLES' BLOG