Ludwig Van Beethoven
Diana, Princess of Wales
R.I.P explores the bizarre history of tombstone tourism, from greats like Beethoven or Fred Astaire, to royalty like Diana Princess of Wales; a woman whose untimely death inspired mass grief on a scale never before seen. Each article provides a brief overview of the life of the star in question, as well as a more in-depth exploration of the circumstances surrounding his or her death. It will give details of the funeral arrangements and any strange requests that were made by, or on behalf of, the deceased. It will look at the grave site itself and the wackiest ways in which fans have chosen to show their appreciation over the years. But really this is a book about celebrity, the adulation that comes with it and the damage it can do.
Freya Hardy is a freelance writer. She regularly contributes to a number of national and international magazines. She worked as an editor for several publishers for eight years before deciding to view the publishing world from an author’s point of view instead. Fascinated by history she has a particular interest in 20th century history and World War II. She lives with her husband and twin daughters in East Sussex.