The Last Laugh: A Book of Graveyard Humour

3 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780954798826: The Last Laugh: A Book of Graveyard Humour
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Surely everyone agrees that death is not a laughing matter? Well, maybe not everyone. Ever since the practice of inscribing graves began in ancient times, certain individuals have chosen to mark their passing - or that of their loved ones, friends or foes - in a way that is intended to elicit smiles rather than tears, mirth instead of grief. The Last Laugh collects together some of the best examples of cemetery humour. From the cowboy graves of the Old West to the gothic headstones of Victorian England, from the tombs of famous actors and politicians to the final resting places of many ordinary people, here is a unique visual record of funny farewells. In addition to numerous witty epitaphs, there are headstones with humorous names, and graves with quirky designs or carvings that affectionately recall some aspect of a life. This book celebrates a special brand of humour, one that is tinged with poignancy and sometimes even with amazement. It is a tribute to the spirit of those who wanted to cock a snook at death - those who were determined to have the last laugh.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Marlin Press, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0954798821 ISBN 13: 9780954798826
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Marlin Press, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Seller Inventory # AAO9780954798826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Marlin Press, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0954798821 ISBN 13: 9780954798826
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Marlin Press, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Seller Inventory # AAO9780954798826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Various
Published by Marlin Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0954798821 ISBN 13: 9780954798826
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Marlin Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 64 pages. 6.54x5.12x0.47 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0954798821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds