The Good Funeral Guide is the first ever independent consumer guide to the funeral industry. Charles Cowling is a funeral celebrant who works with families who do not want a conventional religious ceremony. He has an insider s understanding of the funeral industry and a mass of contacts. A funeral is almost always a crisis purchase. Consumers have no means even of differentiating between the 5,000 funeral directors practising in the UK. This will be the definitive guide to arranging a funeral. It will be linked to independent, constantly updated online reviews of funeral directors. It is for anyone who · needs to arrange a funeral for someone now · has sick or elderly relatives or friends and knows that a funeral is imminent · wants to find a good funeral director and have some say in the funeral itself · wants to make future arrangements for their own funeral · would like to learn about death and funerals Authoritative, impartial, and empowering, it is indispensable for those who don't want a conventional religious ceremony and invaluable for those who do. In a world where consumers expect to find guides to everything under the sun, this is one huge gap crying out to be plugged. This is a book that everyone will need, probably at least twice.