This is an excellent publication that is both informative and very useful. Though slightly out of date the information it contains has not really altered a great deal. Mainly, the paperwork required have changed titles. ie: the doctors forms for cremation were B/C's and are now 4/5's, though in real terms the forms are pretty much the same. For current prices it is better to obtain these direct from the relevant department (crematorium / cemetery), or a local funeral director. This book covers most aspects of dealing with death that the majority of people will find useful. It handles the subjects related to dying in a sensitive but informative way and offers good advice, along with useful contacts. For anyone within the funeral business, this is a very handy book to have as a reference.