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The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead (Hardback)
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The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 17/01/2013
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We know what happens to the body when we die, but what happens to the soul? The answer may remain a great unknown, but the question has shaped centuries of tradition, folklore and religious belief. In this vivid history of the macabre, Carl Watkins goes in search of the ancient customs, local characters and compelling tales that illuminate how people over the years have come to terms with our ultimate fate. He discovers what a small Norfolk church has to tell us about the apocalypse; why the greatest minds of the seventeenth century were embroiled in debate over the phantom Drummer of Tedworth; and how a nineteenth-century Welsh Druid completely changed the national view of cremation. The result is an enthralling journey into Britain's past, from medieval hauntings on the Yorkshire moors and eccentric memorials on the Cornish coast to seances in Victorian kitchens and gallows tales from a Bristol gaol. Impeccably researched and elegantly told, The Undiscovered Country ventures beyond the veil to bring the dead back to life.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847921406
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 35 mm

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“'Constant Companion to Thief in the Night....'”

I have to admit to having a macabre interest in death.... in attitudes the living have adopted to deal with this ultimate, unavoidable fate specifically. So much so that when I was at university my final year... More

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