Past Mortems

Past Mortems Life & Death Behind Mortuary Doors

Paperback (15 Mar 2018)

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Publisher's Synopsis

**PRE-ORDER NOW: MURDER ISN'T EASY: THE FORENSICS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE FASCINATING NEW BOOK BY CARLA VALENTINE**

'Part memoir and part manifesto, Valentine's book lifts the lid on daily life in the mortuary . . . Valentine bares her own soul . . . with visceral attention to physical and emotional detail' - Wendy Moore, Guardian

'A fascinating portrait . . . one seriously intriguing read' - Glamour

'A grisly topic, but a glorious read' - Mail on Sunday


A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list.

Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out.

Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .

About the Publisher

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Book information

ISBN: 9780751565348
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Sphere
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.75092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 287
Weight: 244g
Height: 197mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 20mm