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Funeral Fights October 5, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Funeral Fights

***A dear old friend of this blog, Chris from Haunted Ohio Books has just brought out her latest haunting book: the Ghost Wore Black, if it is anywhere near as good as her last offering expect a review here in the proximate future. To celebrate this funforal (Joycean word?) tale is dedicated to Chris and […]

Deviant Burials September 19, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Deviant Burials

The dead are prepared for the after life in almost every way imaginable. In some cases they are eaten, in some cases they are burnt, in some cases they are fed to animals, in some cases they are embalmed and in some cases they are buried in the ground. Beach has not yet come across […]

Eccentric British Funerals September 5, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Eccentric British Funerals

Given Beach’s almost constant obsession with death – we’ve done capital punishment, human sacrifice, wills and last words in the past year… – the funeral had, sooner or later, to make an appearance. Here then is a small collection of last rites from the eccentric side of the English nineteenth century: actually one is from […]