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Death & Dying

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  • Funeral Rights

    What the Australian 'death-care' industry doesn't want you to know

    How can a funeral director charge $700 for a chipboard coffin worth only $80?Why are there moves afoot to re-use graves in cemeteries?Can we choose to be buried in a cardboard coffin?Australia's 'death-care' industry is worth a staggering $700 million a year, and despite the fact that each of us will one day have to deal with those in the 'dismal trade', few of us know how the business of dying ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Unnatural Causes

    'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

    THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND 18-WEEK SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR__________Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.He has performed over 2... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    **** SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being Mortal**What makes life worth living in the face of death?At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Time Between Us

    an emotional, gripping historical page turner

    'Haunting and enchanting by turns. This book will stay with me for a long time. Utterly magnificent' Jenni KeerCan the truth about her family's past unlock her future?Normandy, 1937. Sixteen-year-old Elise embarks on a whirlwind romance with a young American man, which transports her from the drudgery of her everyday life caring for her mother. But neither she nor William is prepar... ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Die Wise

    A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

    Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • The Maidens

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Silent Patient

    We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE* * * * *From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psyc... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Death By Misadventure: 210 Dumb Ways To Die

    by Dale Dreher ...
    Death by Misadventure is a collection of true and unusual accidental deaths by the Story Consultant to Spike TV's hit show, 1000 Ways to Die. You will find the real details behind some of your favourite televised pieces plus many more items that did not make it to air. There are no urban legends here, only documented dumb deaths. Published sources and a select bibliography are included. Cover ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • One Last Dance

    My Life in Mortuary Scrubs and G-strings

    A sassy, heart-breaking and jaw-dropping memoir of life behind the scenes in a funeral home and strip club, written with all the panache, honesty and sensitivity of Rosie Waterland's The Anti-Cool Girl and Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner.Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves. But when the bills mounted ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

    A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

    Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD

  • For Better, For Worse

    Domestic noir meets police procedural in this gripping page-turner

    by Jane Isaac ...
    series DC Beth Chamberlain #2
    'Jane Isaac knows how to tell a good yarn. Expertly plotted and true to life' Mel Sherratt.Stuart Ingram was once a respected local councillor...The first time the police knocked on Gina's door, they arrested her husband.The second time, they accused him of child abuse.But he died a guilty man.This time, the police are here for Gina – to tell her that her husband is dead. Murdered, just two weeks ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Public Executions

    From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

    'The sentence of this court is that you be taken from this place to whence you came, and from there to a place of lawful execution, there to be hanged by the neck till you be dead, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul'-Extract from judicial death sentence, England c.16th-20th centurySocieties throughout history have adopted many and varied methods of meting out the ultimate sanction of capital ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Stiff

    The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    by Mary Roach ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF UNNATURAL CAUSESWhat happens to your body after you have died?Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise?Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us everything we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Car Crash

    A Memoir

    by Lech Blaine ...
    At seventeen, Lech Blaine walked away unharmed from a car crash that killed three of his friends and left two in comas.On a May night in 2009, seven boys in Toowoomba, Queensland, piled into a car. They never arrived at their destination. The driver made a routine error, leading to a head-on collision.In the aftermath, rumours about speed and drink driving erupted. There was intense scrutiny from ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • On Death and Dying

    Fifty years after its original publication, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s beloved, groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief.One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Kübler-Ross’s famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter

    A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won’t have to? There’s a word for it in Swedish: Döstädning, literally, ‘death cleaning’.Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is, in her words, ‘aged between 80 and 100’. When her husband died, she had to downsize her home. The experience forced her to recognise the power of ‘death cleaning’ and the concerns that must be addressed in ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • The Royal Art of Poison

    Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicines and Murder Most Foul

    The story of poison is the story of power...For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.Ironically, ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Prison Gangs

    Organized Crime Behind Bars

    Contents Introduction United States : Aryan Brotherhood, Barrio Azteca, Black Guerrilla Family, The Mexican Mafia or 'La eMe', Nazi Low Riders, Nuestra Familia, Tango Blast, Texas Syndicate. The Rest of the World : Australia – The Overcoat Gang and Prisoners of War, Brazil – Primeiro Comando da Capital, Puerto Rico – Ñeta Asociación, South Africa – The Numbers Gangs, Sweden – Brödraskapet, United ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Shaking Hands With Death

    Why we all deserve a life worth living and a death worth dying for‘Most men don’t fear death. They fear those things – the knife, the shipwreck, the illness, the bomb – which precede, by microseconds if you’re lucky, and many years if you’re not, the moment of death.’When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his fifties he was angry - not with death but with the disease that would ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Easy Way Out

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIME MINISTERS LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALS GOLD MEDAL 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE AWARD FOR FICTION 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA AWARD LITERARY FICTION 2017'Amsterdam is so damn good. He is up there with the best, Delillo and the like, original as Tsolkias, but most importantly he is a master ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Life After Life

    In this smash bestseller that has sold more than 14 million copies around the world, Dr Moody reveals his ground-breaking study of people who experienced 'clinical death' - and were revived. Their amazing testimonies and surprising descriptions of 'death' and 'beyond' are so strikingly similar, so vivid and so overwhelmingly positive they have changed the way we view life and death, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How We Die

    What happens to us as we die? Discover the answers in this exclusive 25th anniversary edition of Sherwin B Nuland’s seminal bookWith a foreword by Paul Kalanithi, bestselling author of When Breath Becomes Air.There are many books intended to help people deal with the trauma of bereavement, but few which explore the reality of death itself. Sherwin B. Nuland - with over thirty years' experience as ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Coffin Confessor

    by William Edgar ...
    Imagine you are dying with a secret. Something you’ve never had the courage to tell your friends and family. Or a last wish – a task you need carried out before you can rest in peace. Now imagine there’s a man who can take care of all that, who has no respect for the living, who will do anything for the dead.Bill Edgar is the Coffin Confessor – a one-of-a-kind professional, a man on a mission to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I'm Not Dead, I'm Different

    Kids in Spirit Teach Us About Living a Better Life on Earth

    “Hollister Rand’s ability to deliver messages is compassionate, yet educational. Whether in person, on radio, TV, or in this book...she delivers.”—John Edward, author of Infinite QuestPsychic medium Hollister Rand is a magnet for opinionated young people who have lots to say—even after death. In I’m Not Dead, I’m Different, she shares with readers the uplifting and enlightening wisdom she has ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD