Funeral Rights: What the Australian 'death care' industry doesn't want you to know

Funeral Rights: What the Australian 'death care' industry doesn't want you to know

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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 really works. In Funeral Rights, Robert Larkins lifts the lid on what goes on inside the mortuary and behind the cemetery walls. Eye-opening, empowering and often darkly amusing, his book demystifies death, dispels popular myths about funerals, and shows us better ways of conducting our final acts of love.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 17mm | 480g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Viking Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0670071080
  • 9780670071081

About Robert Larkins

Robert Larkins lives in Melbourne. He has been a barrister for over twenty years with a practice specializing in cases of domestic violence. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He has a practical relationship experience having been twice married and, as he says, thrown out on both occasions! He lives alone but is on exceptionally good terms with both exes - indeed this book is dedicated to one of them. He is the author of Funeral Rights and Breaking Up.show more

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