The English Book of the Dead by Dave Marteau

£7.99

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  1. Firstly. I had no idea of your career background. This makes me even sadder that I didn’t have more opportunity to converse with you. Second, i’m Really looking forward to this book for so many reasons. Knowing you as an individual and what you went through is only a small part of that. My own loss is only another small part. Congratulations Dave, what an amazing thing to have done. Rebecca Jobling (previously Chambers)

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    1. How lovely to hear from you Rebecca. I very much doubt if losing your gentle mum Sarah was a small part of anything. I never had much time for the ‘career’ word; everything is just a job really. I found that out for sure when they got rid of me!! Much love, Dave (Jobless) Marteau xx

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  2. I am just ordering your book. I cannot attend the conference in August where you are speaking as I am away. My son Jacques/Jack died in March this year. Maybe you would consider speaking at my college as a writer.
    Gail

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    1. I am sorry that we won’t meet in August Gail, and so deeply sorry to learn about the death of your dear Jacques. I would be honored to speak at your college. Please email me any details whenever you are ready to davemarteau@gmail.com
      Every good wish,
      Dave

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  3. Dave. What can I say!?
    I’ve only read the first chapter. I could have skipped that one!! “ I was there 💕”
    Love you both. Liz xx

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  4. I felt very privileged to meet your wife and yourself today.
    I am ordering a book for myself but one also for our friends who still feel deeply in grief and hope this helps them.
    Plese give ignatia a go if you haven’t already.

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea. It was great to meet you too. Your story about keeping vigil with and for your grandma will stay with me the rest of my days. I will definitely give ignatia a go! Dave M

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  5. Dear Dave,
    I was in the happy circumstance to read both versions your book. The concept first version and the one that you published. I’am deeply impressed. The book as it is now in its final version is so immense and offered me a lot of new insights! Your more personal approach is so strong and convincing! A must read for everyone who searches for a deepened insight in what it means having lost a beloved one. Personally i appreciated chapter; “If that’s Death, What is Life”, in particular. What a read was that! Followed by the last chapters made me even feel a bit unreal. I think it’s an absolute eyeopener getting a wider understanding when looking into our extraordinary existance. Much much respect & thank you for the book! ✨❤️✨ Erik Ps: I like to order a few more to give to relatives who I think can take advantage of the read.

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    1. I’m just as impressed Erik, probably more so, that you can read such a detailed book in your second or even third language! Thanks for your kind words: that was my favourite chapter too! Dave

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  6. I ran into you on Grief Dreams podcast and have spent the morning reading some of your writings. Five things you learned had me laughing about the rodents in Dorset. Here, the snippet about the uninvited neighbors finally got the husband laughing. Thank you. I’ve asked my local town bookstore to order me a copy of your book. Glad to see someone out there ‘gets it’, so to speak. As a fellow ‘athiest’ I am glad to know someone else is going through the same things I am. Well, not ‘glad’, but, you probably know what I mean. My dreams of our son, our only child who committed suicide in 2018, are a comfort, sometimes good for a laugh, and clear as a bell with a solid presence most of the time. Conversation is a plus. Is it ‘real’? I don’t know, but, I’ll take it! Thank you. Stay safe and sane out there.

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  7. Dave, my bookseller says I should order your book from you. I’m in Alaska, usa. I’d be happy to pay for shipping. Let me know if this is possible.

    Brooke Heppinstall Kroenung
    2963 N. Kroenung Rd.
    Palmer, AK 99645
    USA

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