It Tolls For Thee

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A guide to celebrating and reclaiming the end of life.

After a close encounter with death, Tom Morton realised he needed a change of pace and perspective. He decided to become the only independent funeral celebrant on the remote Shetland Islands, an unusual new profession that would lead him on a remarkable journey into the world of the dead.

In a vivid narrative that reveals the fascinating realm of the unspoken - from extraordinary undertakers and death cafes, to pilgrimages and taboos - Tom quickly learns that death and speaking for the dead require you to think on your feet and often take a magpie approach to faith and philosophy.

From Humanism to hymns, Theravada Buddhism to Star Wars theology, he discovers the importance of ritual, humour and the empowering act of trying to find words for something beyond language itself.


Tom Morton


262 pages