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  • Funeral Rightsby Robert Larkins

    Penguin Group Australia 2007; Not Available

    How can a funeral director charge $700 for a chipboard coffin worth only $80? Why are there moves afoot to re-use graves in cemeteries? Can we choose to be buried in a cardboard coffin? Australia's 'death-care' industry is worth a staggering $700 million a year, and despite the fact that each of us will one day have to deal with those in the 'dismal... more...

  • April Fool's Dayby Bryce Courtenay

    Penguin Group Australia 2006; Not Available

    In the end, love is more important than everything and it will conquer and overcome anything. Or that's how Damon saw it, anyway. Damon wanted a book that talked a lot about love. Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life. Damon's story... more...

  • All I Knowby Mary Coustas

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever. more...

  • Spiritualism and Societyby G. K. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1969, this is a fascinating work, which will be of great interest to students researching the origins and development of the movement of Spiritualism and its relationship with society. more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1998by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 1999; US$ 49.95

    From actor Philip Abbott (February 23, 1998) to scriptwriter Jerald Ziegman (June 12, 1998), the obituaries of 566 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief summary... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1999by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 49.95

    From singer and actor David Ackles (March 2, 1999) to costume designer Patricia Zipprodt (July 17, 1999), the obituaries of 578 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 49.95

    From German actress Inga Abel (May 27, 2000) to Italian film producer Italo Zingarelli (April 29, 2000), the obituaries of 571 actors and actresses, comedians, dancers, choregraphers, producers, directors, writers, cartoonists, sports figures who became performers, and many others--from the fields of film, television, radio, theatre, music, dance,... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 49.95

    From singer Aaliyah (August 25, 2001) to wrestling villain Kurt von Brauner (March 13, 2001), the obituaries of 712 performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2001 can be found. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a brief... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2002by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 49.95

    The obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2002 can be found. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a brief recap of their career and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2003by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2003. Comedian and humanitarian extraordinaire Bob Hope died at 100, and Oscar winning icons Katharine Hepburn and Gregory Peck passed on during the year. Other notables who died include country music legend Johnny... more...