Today, an increasing number of people want to organise at least part of a funeral for themselves, without depending on funeral directors.
The New Natural Death Handbook shows you how to do everything from ordering a coffin to hiring a horse-drawn hearse to finding a woodland burial ground (where a tree is planted for each grave instead of having a headstone). It also explains how to arrange a burial on private land and how to set up a woodland burial ground as a business or charity.
Poem for the Day was the brainchild of Nicholas Albery, who tragically was killed in a car accident as Poem for the Day Two was getting off the ground. His colleague Stephanie Weinrich has taken over the selection, and royalties will go to Nicholas Albery's charitable foundations, under the banner of the Institute for Social Inventions.