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The Cemetery Book

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Popular travel author Tom Weil takes the reader on a fanciful tour of the sites and yards of graves around the world. From Pere Lachaise in Paris or Highgate Cemetery in London to the catacombs of Rome, Weil describes the graves of the famous and infamous, as well as the unique and extraordinary characteristics of the graveyards themselves.

Throughout Europe, the Middle Eas
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Paperback, 420 pages
Published September 15th 1992 by Hippocrene Books (first published September 1991)
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Loren
Have a friend who likes to travel? This is the ultimate guidebook for people who love cemeteries. Travel writer Tom Weil rambles through graveyards on every continent, describing what he's seen and filling in the history of the places. It's a wonderful book, if somewhat painful to read: there are just too many places I want to see now! The book suffers (in my opinion) from a lack of illustrations, but it serves as a wonderful inspiration to go out and fill that void. Maybe if you buy the book, y ...more
Patricia Boyle
An interesting book, historically, but difficult reading for somebody who is not interested in the history of cemeteries in different countries. Written more as an historical book, rather than an-easy read. But very informative, and for me very interesting as it mirrors my interest.
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