"A must for those with an interest in Death. Working with the Dead provides a readable and true account of the author's encounters with Death, before and after she became an embalmer. Without a doubt this sometimes humorous, yet sensitive and caring approach to death and embalming, will keep the reader gripped on every page. Anecdotes from her personal life and experience make the book engrossing, sad and sometimes funny-but it is not for the faint hearted.
Working with the Dead opens doors to modern embalming and caring for the dead in a way that is easily understood by those wishing to follow the art.
Make yourself comfortable, lock the door, and prepare to be surprised."
About the Author
Josephine Price Powell was born January 27th, 1943, in the Lancashire Dock area. The youngest of five children, she had two brothers and two sisters, one of whom she called ?little mother?. Expelled from school at 14 for refusing to ?work?, she travelled with horse dealers before becoming a singer and later, an embalmer. She has seen Death many times, through the eyes of a child, a woman and an embalmer. She understands the needs of those wishing to become embalmers and the difficulties that face them.