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News about graveyards coming back from the brink, new uses for graveyards, or features on the people who care for them.

A History of Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery by Ken Nicolson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is pretty much the epitome of a cemetery guidebook. It opens with a history of Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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A History of Recoleta Cemetery

City of Angels The History of Recoleta Cemetery by Omar López Mato My rating: 3 of 5 stars Books in English on Argentina’s Recoleta Cemetery are impossible to find, so I was thrilled when this one turned up on Amazon. … Continue reading

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Here Lies America

Here Lies America: A Collection of Notable Graves by Nancy Eills My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every collection of the graves of famous people is idiosyncratic, reflecting the passions and curiosity of the photographers. Because this collection comes from … Continue reading

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Where Are They Buried?

Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy by Tod Benoit My rating: 5 of 5 stars Any collection of famous people’s grave sites is going to be … Continue reading

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Curiosity and the Cat

Originally posted on Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World:
Unlike most of the musicians who hosted us on my husband Mason’s first solo tour of Japan, I considered Mayuko a friend, instead of a business acquaintance. I looked…

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