Past Mortems

Life and death behind mortuary doors

Author: Carla Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751565334

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list. Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Book of Going Forth by Day - The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images

Author: Raymond Faulkner,Ogden Goelet,Carol Andrews,James Wasserman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811864893

Category: History

Page: 174

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Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.
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Unnatural Causes

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

Author: Dr Richard Shepherd

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405923555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR '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 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer
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Marie Joseph Omnibus

Gemini Girls, Footsteps in the Park and Maggie Craig

Author: Marie Joseph

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448107938

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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Here in a specially chosen edition are three of Marie Joseph's best-loved novels. GEMINI GIRLS: Libby and Carrie were more than sisters. Mirror images, they were different sides of the same heart, impossible to separate or divide. Until they both fell in love with Tom. FOOTSTEPS IN THE PARK: The Lancashire town was divided between the haves and the have-nots, between mill-owning Boltons and mill-working Armstrongs. But Dorothy Bolton was determined to cross the chasm and risk everything for the love of Stanley Armstrong ... MAGGIE CRAIG At the turn of the century the North of England was a harsh, bleak world - where joy and love were words in someone else's book. Strong-willed and beautiful, Maggie Craig flew in the face of that world ... and found that her passion was to cost her dearly all her life.
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Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

Classified and Arranged So as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and to Assist in Literary Composition

Author: Peter Mark Roget,John Lewis Roget,Samuel Romilly Roget

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517436240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 705

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