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An Interesting Curiosity
on 7 June 2013
Curious selection of death notices that have appeared in the Daily Telegraph since the inception of its obituaries page in 1986. The book, which surprisingly has no dust jacket, is laid out in daily form, corresponding with the date of the subject's death. A category by category selection would have been preferable. As mentioned in the introduction written by Harry de Quetteville, the current obituaries editor, a lot of famous names are missing from the book while lesser but more interesting people appear. One obituary that was originally published online and not in the paper is a chilling account of Jade Goody's life. Most days have just one obituary and while many are reproductions of the original pieces, others have been severely edited. The book has an index so any desired obituary can be read straight away.
An interesting but flawed book.