Strong Shoulders is the final book in Barry's acclaimed trilogy of memoirs (following Don't Drop the Coffin and Bury My Heart in Bermondsey). Similarly packed with astonishing true stories from the little-understood world of undertaking, Barry's particular aim with this book is to help people not to be scared of death, but to understand it and even find some comfort in what must one day come to us all. Amongst the anecdotes and Bermondsey memories the book includes chapters on planning your own funeral, and how to make a will (including a form which can actually be used for the reader to record their last wishes). Barry also sensitively describes his firm F A Albin's involvement in recovering the bodies and organising ceremonies for some of the British victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.
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Barry Albin Dyer owns F. A. Albin & Sons in Bermondsey, South London, one of Britain's oldest family firms of funeral directors. His first book, Don't Drop the Coffin!, was turned into a popular six-part ITV series of the same name (Summer 2003). He is now one of the UK's best-known undertakers and is consulted on and conducts some of the most high-profile funerals in the country. He is also the sole European agent for Detroit's controversial Cryonics Institute.
Strong Shoulders by Barry Albin Dyer
Barry Albin Dyer
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