The Seven Ages of Death

11.99

What can death teach us about life? Conducting many thousands of post-mortems has given Dr Richard Shepherd the opportunity to examine death at every stage of life. Each autopsy is its own unique investigation, providing evidence of how, through life, the risks to us ebb and flow. From old to young, from murder to misadventure, and from illness to accidental death, each body has taught him something: about human development, about mortality, about its owner’s life story, about justice and even about himself.

Peek Inside

In stock

Check the box below to add a card to the basket. Please use ‘Notes’ to indicate occasion and your message

Do you feel this product is perfect for a friend or a loved one? You can buy a gift card for this item! Gift this product

Description

The heart-wrenchingly honest new book about life and death from forensic pathologist and bestselling author of UNNATURAL CAUSES, Dr Richard Shepherd

A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘Deeply insightful. Unflinching’ THE TIMES
‘A finely-crafted detective story’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Enlightening, strangely uplifting’ DAILY MAIL
‘Fascinating’ DAILY EXPRESS
_________

Dr Richard Shepherd, a medical detective and Britain’s top forensic pathologist, shares twenty-four of his most intriguing, enlightening and never-before-told cases.

These autopsies, spanning the seven ages of human existence, uncover the secrets not only of how a person died, but also of how they lived.

From old to young, murder to misadventure, and illness to accidental death, each body has something to reveal – about its owner’s life story, how we age, justice, society, the certainty of death.

And, above all, the wonderful marvel of life itself.
_________

Praise for Dr Richard Shepherd

‘Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I’ll read it at least twice’ Evening Standard

‘A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating’ Nigella Lawson

‘An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don’t often say that but it’s fascinating’ Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

‘Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel’ Guardian

‘Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing’ Richard and Judy, Daily Express

‘Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate’ Observer

Read a sample here

Additional information

Weight 287 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

407

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

614.1092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.

Description

This product has been automatically created by the plugin YITH Gift Cards.You must not edit it, or the plugin could not work properly. The main functionality of this product is to be used for the feature "Gift this product"