# Paperback: 184 pages
# Publisher: iUniverse.com (9 Jun 2004)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0595318592
When it's Time to Go we all have to make this journey, whether it is by a conventional route or a more unusual one. This book will stimulate conversation on what has for decades been a taboo subject and includes:
. Ideas for pre planning a funeral or memorial gathering relieving loved ones of making decisions while in a state of grief.
. Guidance on selecting a place of rest befitting the deceased.
. Hundreds of suggestions for creating a personal and meaningful right of passage.
. Inspiring insights into ceremonies to honour the beliefs and lifestyle of the deceased.
. Practical ideas for those wishing to participate in the funeral of a loved one
. Creative thoughts for arranging a funeral in an environmentally friendly way.
. Simple guidelines for burial on private land. . Funerals that do not cost a fortune.
. Memorials that are different.
A Customer Review from the Amazon site
"By A Customer
This review is from: Time to Go: Practical celebrations for the final milestone - alternative British funerals (Paperback)
Curiosity led me to open this book, as it seemed such an unusual subject on which to base a paperback. What an unexpectedly fascinating read it turned out to be! Far from being mawkish or sentimental in any way, it describes funerals of all kinds, from the traditional through humanist and multi-faith to woodland burials using real-life accounts, rather like a series of snapshots from intriguing angles. It is full of practical and inspiring advice on how to deal with such a situation on every level, written with the greatest respect for everyone involved, but with wit, humour and compassion throughout. I now know exactly how I want to depart this plane and how to plan it myself, thus freeing my relatives and friends from having to make decisions at what is already a stressful enough time, and leaving them free to celebrate a life (I hope!). It's even fun to plan...Jean Francis has produced an absolute gem! Whatever will she turn her gentle but incisive gaze upon next, I wonder?"