The End of the Road: A Journey Around Britain in Search of the Dead (Paperback)
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The End of the Road: A Journey Around Britain in Search of the Dead (Paperback)

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Published: 17/02/2022
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A delightfully esoteric odyssey around Britain in search of the final resting places of the great and good, Cooke’s travelogue is bursting with entertaining anecdote and much salient trivia about the dearly departed.

A wonderfully quixotic, charming and surprisingly uplifting travelogue which sees Jack Cooke, author of the much-loved The Treeclimbers Guide, drive around the British Isles in a clapped-out forty-year old hearse in search of famous - and not so famous - tombs, graves and burial sites.

Along the way, he launches a daredevil trespass into Highgate Cemetery at night, stumbles across the remains of the Welsh Druid who popularised cremation and has time to sit and ponder the imponderables at the graveside of the Lady of Hoy, an 18th century suicide victim whose body was kept in near condition by the bog in which she was buried. A truly unique, beautifully written and wonderfully imagined book.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008294717
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘An entertaining and strangely cheering read… full of fascinating stories’ – Country Life ‘A unique insight into Britain’s landscape’ – The Observer , '…utterly compelling – The Oldie Magazine ‘If a younger, more upbeat Bill Bryson was happy to travel Britain while using a hearse as a mobile home, this is the kind of book we’d get.’ – Reader review ‘Who’d have thought a trip in a hearse would be so enjoyable?’ – Reader review ‘A fantastic read for anyone who has loved spending a while looking through old graveyards and soaking up all the history within.’ – Reader review

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“Move over Bill Bryson”

Jack Cooke comes along as the contender for the next generation of travel writers. Here he decides to turn an old hearse into a tourer and accompanied by a spider he names Enfield, tours Britain's dead. When not... More

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