The Body Hidden in the Garden
The famed Bank of England isn’t the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of burial spots. However, what is now the Garden Court – built in the late 1700s – indeed was once hallowed ground in which bodies were interred. The Bank was founded in 1694 and is the center of the United Kingdom’s financial system. Its headquarters has sat in London’s main financial...
Taphophile Book Review: Mortician Diaries
I do not know exactly what I was expecting from 80 year-old June Nadle’s memoirs about her decades in the funeral business, Mortician Diaries:The Dead-Honest Truth from a Life Spent with Death, but I was charmed to find her a tender yet strong, sensible, and introspective woman who - rather than be made cynical by her daily dances with death or seeing human tragedy (like the death of...