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Confessions of a Reluctant Embalmer

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Anna Patel styles dead people. (And they probably know that they're dead.)

Trapped between her histrionic family, and her own troublesome desires, she tells people the truth on a strictly need-to-know basis. Now all she needs to do to get away from it all is marry her persistent boyfriend - and keep it all together till the wedding. It should be dead easy.

But then, during a
Kindle Edition, 189 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Amita Murray
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Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, for anyone that doesn't know, Embalming is '...the art and science of preserving human remains by treating them (in its modern form with chemicals) to forestall decomposition'. Yes, a little gory, but don't be fooled by the title, there is nothing gory about the book.

Confessions of a Reluctant Embalmer focuses around the lives of the Patel family and their funeral services. During a normally quiet funeral something dramatic happens which results in a representative from the council, Mr
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novel is full of laugh out loud moments as Anna and her family cope with a house full of dead bodies (not all of them human), an investigator who thinks he is Holmes and a multitude of family secrets which should have stayed in the closet with the door firmly screwed shut. Amita Murray has created a very funny, multi-cultural family here which probably wouldn’t look out of place in a TV sitcom and is pure farce all the way through. With unlikely romances, dysfunctional behaviour and a bit o ...more
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Amita has worked as a dancer, arts writer, fashion editor, seller of Christmas flowers, PR assistant for supercomputers, counsellor for a jobs website and hen party host. She teaches creative writing and yoga at various universities, but she is generally easier to live with when she's writing stuff.

Even when she tries to write serious stuff, it tends to come out a bit funny, so she tries not to wr