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The Handbook & other publications

The Natural Death Handbook

Fifth Edition

(only available directly from The Natural Death Centre and selected quality book shops)

Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)

 

The essential and influential guide covering the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying, now in its fifth edition.

 

Completely revised and expanded, the Natural Death Handbook now includes a collection of essays by eminent writers, and a directory of UK and Ireland natural burial grounds, progressive funeral directors and suppliers of green coffins and urns.

 

Together these three books make an indispensable guide for those in need of practical advice, reassurance and inspiration.

 

Only £24 including UK P&P.

Previous editions of the Handbook revolutionised the world of funerals - now, in 2012, this extraordinary Fifth Edition will challenge, inform and empower everyone who reads it.

Click here to read a review on the Huffington Post:

Death's Summer Coat: A Review of The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition

 

To order your copy, please use the Paypal facility below. A Paypal account is not required, and postage is included.

UK (including P&P) £20.00

Europe (including P&P) £24.00

International (including P&P) £29.00

Delivery options - Please select the correct postage

 

OR

Send a cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to The Natural Death Centre, along with your delivery address details to: In The Hill House, Watley Lane, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QX

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Join The Natural Death Society

(and receive a complimentary copy of the new Handbook)

The new Natural Death Society has been set up by the NDC to bring together people who share the same belief in our human right to approach death with the same freedom that we live our lives.

Open to everyone to join, the Society has been created to spread the word about choice and to promote improvement, both in the process of dying and in the arrangements for funerals, to challenge society’s acceptance that we cannot care for our dead ourselves,and to take away the fear of the discussion of death and dying.

By joining the Society, individuals will be supporting the continuing work of The Natural Death Centre, the Charity that pioneered the natural death movement across the world, for more information click here

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Advance Decision (often referred to as a Living Will or Advanced Healthcare Directives)

 

 

A Living Will is a vehicle to enable you to refuse treatment which may artificially extend life, at the end of life, where the person has advanced, incurable or terminal illness. This pack also includes a Death Plan form and a Funeral Plan form.

Set of paper forms £12.00 *inc. UK p&p

Pdf Version £8.00 *inc. UK p&p (sent via email)

 

 

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A Guide to Natural Burial By Ken West £40 *inc. UK p&p

 

'Practical advice and guidance is given on such matters as embalming, green coffins, memorialisation, digging a grave, and creating habitats... This book will make a stimulating reading for those using, managing or intending to open a natural burial site - particularly local authorities and funeral directors, consumer rights and clergy - and those who desire a green funeral.'

 

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Do Not Go Gentle £7.00 *inc. UK p&p.

 

Poems for funerals ' There are poems for churchgoers... for people of all faiths and religions... and for those who aren't sure what they believe...' edited by Neil Astley

 

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Poem for the Day (one) £10.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

'366 poems, one for each day of the year' with a foreword by Wendy Cope
*SOLD OUT*

 

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Poem for the Day (two) £10.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

'366 poems to delight, inspire and exite' with a foreword by Andrew Motion

Softcover £10.00 *inc. UK p&p

Hardcover £15.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

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The Green Consumer Guide by Julia Hailes £16.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

'explains which products, brands and companies are getting it right - and which ones are getting it wrong... whether paper bags are better tha plastic, what role supermarkets have in a greener world, and how living a modern lifestyle doesn't mean we have to waste energy and resources... easy to read and full of simple, fun ideas to help you get more active.'

 

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Seize the Day £7.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

366 tips for living 'This book is the distilled life-wisdom of 366 people - their advice about how to make your life richer and more fulfilled' edited by Stephanie Wienrich & Nicholas Albery

 

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The Global Ideas Book £15.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

'In a world where problems seem to multipy each year, this book... shines light into the dark. It is a book of social inventions, of great ideas and projects that use creativity to change the world for the better' foreward by Charles Handy

 

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The Worlds Greatest Ideas £8.00 *inc. UK p&p

 

An encyclopedia of social inventions 'We've all heard about the bad news - but where do you look for the good news? look no further'  introduction by Brian Eno, foreword by Kirkpatrick Sale & Preface by Jay Wallijasper

 

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Setting the World Alight £5.00 *inc. UK p&p

Ideas for social change ' ...a mix of existing projects, fledgling schemes and bright ideas collated by the Institue for Social Inventions from around the world' foreword by Dame Anita Roddick DBE

 

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Cornucopia of Ideas £5.00 *inc. UK p&p

A '300 page compendium of social inventions that demonstrate the vitality of human creativity and imagination... If you want to change the world, start withthe details' preface by Brian Eno

 

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Country Walks Vol 1 £12.99 *inc. Uk p&p

 

52 walks within east reach of London, Fully revised and updated 2011.

 

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Country Walks Vol 2 £12.99 *inc. Uk p&p

 

30 new walks within easy reach of London, Fully revised and updated 2011.

These books have been written by previous projects of the Nicholas Albery Foundation which the Natural Death Centre charity was part of. Profits from these books go to the Natural Death Centre.

 

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Did you miss out on the last edition of The Natural Death Handbook? Would you like to have a copy for heritage interest in the Natural Death movement?

We still have a few of the Fourth Edition of The Natural Death Handbook left - now on sale at £8.50 *inc. UK p&p

Please note this edition of the Handbook is now out of date!

 

* NB Please note that information in this edition is now over 9 years old and much will no longer be relevant in 2012. Copies are only likely to be of interest to those looking for a historical record of how the natural death movement has evolved.


 

Postage and packaging costs

*All prices include P&P (unless otherwise stated)to anywhere in the UK, if you wish to have items posted outside the UK please contact us

 

Bookshop

 

The New Natural Death Handbook fifth edition is out now, this book is a must read for everyone. Completely revised and expanded into a boxed set of three books... Read more

Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)

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