A rhyming A-Z of children dying ("A is for Amy who fell down the stairs/B is for Basil assaulted by Bears"), with brilliantly detailed, sometimes gruesome, often funny pen and ink drawings accompanying each letter/death. Clearly not the book to be given to the young, the uptight, or the mentally stable, but I loved it. With the same macabre sense of humour as The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy -- Tim Burton, this book is endlessly entertaining. It's pretty expensive at £5.99 for such a small book, but it is hard-cover and it will honestly last you for life, getting plenty of use whenever like-minded friends come round. The drawings look like olden days etchings which adds to the strange atmosphere and morbidity. It's fascinating to look at all the detail of the pictures, and the look of melancholy resignation in most of the children's faces. Also good as a psychological insight into an author who was clearly not normal in mind!