An Odd Undertaking

An Odd Undertaking

By Bill Wood

Publication Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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Categories: Humour, Autobiography

ISBN: 9781915352255


An engaging story of life and death, An Odd Undertaking features Bill Wood’s memories of his career as an undertaker in London during the 1990s.

From learning the trade, to the challenging work of body removal, to humorous tales about what happens when things don’t go quite as planned, this is a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking read.

Follow Bill in the wake of the Grim Reaper as he meanders through topics as varied as funerals, exhumations and mortuary tales, while respecting the solemnity of death and quelling some of the myths and misunderstandings about undertakers and funerals along the way.

An Odd Undertaking is a book that is as much about life as it is about death, a fascinating read on an unusual topic.


Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1964, Bill Wood, found himself relocated from the idyllic leafy surroundings of the Cotswolds to the urban hustle and bustle of city life in London. Leaving school at the age of 16, a variety of career paths unfold before leading him into the intriguing world of the funeral business. Bill now lives in Cheltenham.


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