Category Archives: Good cemetery news

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

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

It’s been forever since I wrote an honest blog post. That’s because in September I was approached by a big New York publisher.  They asked if I might be interested in writing a cemetery travel book for them.  I said … Continue reading

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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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