Death becomes all of us

Anyone who says that there are no more taboos in modern society has given little consideration to the universal and inescapable facts of death and dying. A recent survey quoted by the Marie Curie organisation shows that barely a third of British people ever speak to loved ones about their wishes for their funerals, leaving the bereaved having to face hundreds of unfamiliar decisions at one of the worst times of their lives.

I find it particularly ironic, then, that people in the UK are becoming increasingly fascinated

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