Hardback 96pp Illustrated
9781906551261   Product Code: 19886
'Under this stone by fatall doome, five sisters lie cropt in their tender bloome'. The fate of these girls and the grief of their parents is transmitted to us across the centuries through the verse on their memorial, laid in 1632. This collection of epitaphs, drawn from tombs in Devon, ranges from the humorous to the heart-rending and from the approved phrases of Victorian poets to more personal and poignant messages from the bereaved.