My books are illustrated in the panel to the right.
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This is the first full-
Committed to the Cleansing Flame tells of the arrangements for early cremations and the progress of the cremation movement during this period.
This book, compiled with Erkin Guney and John Clarke, was published by Brookwood Park Limited in 2010.
The Glades of Remembrance (Brookwood Cemetery) is a history of the Glades, and was compiled to celebrate the restoration of the lake in the Glades by the Guney family. The booklet also marked the 60th anniversary of the Glades.
Bunny France: Memoir of a Holborn Funeral Director
This book was published by A France & Son, 45 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London in 2015.
Bunny France: Memoir of a Holborn Funeral Director gives Memoir of a Holborn Funeral Director gives an insight to the career of Bunny France who started working in the family business in 1947.
This book was published by the Anglo-
From Brooke Street to Brookwood: Nineteenth Century Funeral Reform and St Alban the Martyr Holborn Burial Society explores the history of nineteenth century funeral reform and the activities of the burial society attached to the church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn in London.
Frederick W Paine: The First 125 Years
This book is the second of my histories of a funeral directing business. It was published by me in 2008.
Frederick W Paine commemorates Paine’s 125th anniversary, tracing the development of F W Paine from the early years to the present day. It is based on material published in my London Way of Death (see above) with additional research material.
This book was published by Sutton Publishing Ltd in 2001.
The London Way of Death is the first illustrated guide to the funeral rituals of royalty, the famous, and those of more ordinary mortals. The pictures show how various ceremonies and the way customs have evolved as society has changed. They also demonstrated how different ethnic and religious groups approach funerals.
This book, compiled with Hugh Meller, was originally published by Avebury Publishing in 2008.
London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazeteer is now in its 4th edition, and is a standard reference work and comprehensive guide to the cemeteries of London. This edition covers 126 cemeteries representing the majority of London boroughs as well as others within a 9 mile radius of central London.
J H Kenyon: A Short History
This book is a revised and expanded history of
J H Kenyon and appeared in 2014.
J H Kenyon: A Short History commemorates the history of J H Kenyon, tracing the development of
J H Kenyon from the early years to the present day. This is a unique full-
Meticulously researched and containing the most comprehensive collection of photographs to be seen in a book on this topic, The Undertaker at Work is a fascinating 50-
The Undertaker at Work was published in 2015.
J H Kenyon and the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill
This booklet commemorates the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. It is based on a talk given by the author on 13 October 2015 at J H Kenyon, Westbourne Grove, London.
W. S. Bond Funeral Directors: A Brief History
W S Bond Funeral Directors commemorates this company’s business, tracing the development of W S Bond from the early years to the present day. This is a unique history of a funeral directing business.
The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century
This book was published by Emerald Publishing in April 2018.
The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century examines the shifts that have taken place in the funeral industry since 1900, focusing on the figure of the undertaker.