All That Remains: A Life in Death

All That Remains: A Life in Death

Sue Black confronts death every day. As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All that Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key c Sue Black confronts death every day. As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in ...

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Title:All That Remains: A Life in Death
Author:Sue Black
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0857524925
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

All That Remains: A Life in Death Reviews

  • Ana
    May 03, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

  • Ger
    Apr 23, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

  • Anna Elliott
    May 02, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

  • Nicki Markus
    Apr 25, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

  • Sara
    Apr 21, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

  • Jo
    Aug 31, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

  • Dawn
    Jun 14, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

  • Julie
    Jul 05, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Aug 19, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

  • Greg
    May 07, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

  • Nigel
    Apr 23, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

  • Sharon
    May 02, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

  • Buchdoktor
    Sep 02, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

  • Cat Lumb
    Jul 21, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

    A book of two halves really. As a budding crime writer, I picked this book up on the misconceived preconception that it was solely a book about forensic pathology and anthropology referring to particular crimes. It does contain details of these but is also mostly an autobiography. I fe...

    I heard Sue Black talk at a 'New Writing North' event in Newcastle and couldn't resist reading her book. The warmth and humanity she exuded at that event also come through in 'All That Remains', a fascinating book providing a glimpse into the life of a forensic anthropologist. Rather t...

    I loved this book. Having studied Human Osteology and Paleaopathology at Masters level, and been privileged enough to hear Dame Sue Black speak, it was just like going back to my studies and learning love bones all over again! It's so refreshing to find that death is not a taboo subjec...

  • Emma
    Apr 21, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

  • Ellen
    Aug 15, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

  • Karen Grikitis
    May 24, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

    A book of two halves really. As a budding crime writer, I picked this book up on the misconceived preconception that it was solely a book about forensic pathology and anthropology referring to particular crimes. It does contain details of these but is also mostly an autobiography. I fe...

    I heard Sue Black talk at a 'New Writing North' event in Newcastle and couldn't resist reading her book. The warmth and humanity she exuded at that event also come through in 'All That Remains', a fascinating book providing a glimpse into the life of a forensic anthropologist. Rather t...

  • Clarissa Marley
    Jul 29, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

  • Luca
    May 17, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

  • Gary Sun
    May 27, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

  • Jo Cameron-Symes
    Jun 09, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

    A book of two halves really. As a budding crime writer, I picked this book up on the misconceived preconception that it was solely a book about forensic pathology and anthropology referring to particular crimes. It does contain details of these but is also mostly an autobiography. I fe...

  • Paul Trembling
    Jun 19, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

  • andrea rae
    Apr 22, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

  • Alice Mc
    May 18, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

  • Ruth
    Jun 11, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

  • Anne
    Jul 29, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

    A book of two halves really. As a budding crime writer, I picked this book up on the misconceived preconception that it was solely a book about forensic pathology and anthropology referring to particular crimes. It does contain details of these but is also mostly an autobiography. I fe...

    I heard Sue Black talk at a 'New Writing North' event in Newcastle and couldn't resist reading her book. The warmth and humanity she exuded at that event also come through in 'All That Remains', a fascinating book providing a glimpse into the life of a forensic anthropologist. Rather t...

    I loved this book. Having studied Human Osteology and Paleaopathology at Masters level, and been privileged enough to hear Dame Sue Black speak, it was just like going back to my studies and learning love bones all over again! It's so refreshing to find that death is not a taboo subjec...

    What a fascinating book. Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, gives us an insight into her life and her work. Dr Black is not afraid of death and as she walks us through her life from childhood to present day, she adds a touch of humour which does not detract fro...

  • Tan Clover
    May 26, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...

    * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * Sue Black is one of the UK's leading forensic anthropologists. Her area of expertise is identifying people from their mortal remains. In this book she describes her work, its challenges an...

    I recently heard Sue Black talk about her book at an event in Bath, and she was an excellent speaker. No great surprise to find that she is just as good at writing. The flow of words is smooth, the construction neat and logical, taking the reader from humorous anecdote to fascinating i...

    This is a book written by the most extraordinary wowan Professor Dame Sue Black, professor of forensic CV anthropology at Dundee university and it is the story of her life, told quite sketchily and her work in detail. it made me proud to be a woman in Medicine and to have studied at Du...

    A book of two halves really. As a budding crime writer, I picked this book up on the misconceived preconception that it was solely a book about forensic pathology and anthropology referring to particular crimes. It does contain details of these but is also mostly an autobiography. I fe...

    I heard Sue Black talk at a 'New Writing North' event in Newcastle and couldn't resist reading her book. The warmth and humanity she exuded at that event also come through in 'All That Remains', a fascinating book providing a glimpse into the life of a forensic anthropologist. Rather t...

    I loved this book. Having studied Human Osteology and Paleaopathology at Masters level, and been privileged enough to hear Dame Sue Black speak, it was just like going back to my studies and learning love bones all over again! It's so refreshing to find that death is not a taboo subjec...

    What a fascinating book. Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, gives us an insight into her life and her work. Dr Black is not afraid of death and as she walks us through her life from childhood to present day, she adds a touch of humour which does not detract fro...

    How to begin, when I know that my review will not do justice to this exquisite book. I will admit that I bought this because of my interest in forensic anthropology, I have seen Sue Black on TV and know of her work in Kosovo, and I am interested in that amorphous space taken up betw...

  • Helen Felgate
    May 29, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

  • Babs Green
    Jun 21, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

  • Jesse
    Jun 29, 2018

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    ...but to be perfectly honest, I have never been spooked by the dead. It is the living who terrify me. The dead are much more predictable and co-operative. Doesn't it just feel fantastic that you had a certain expectation of a book only to discover later that it actually opens a doo...

    I found parts of this book quite uplifting considering its a book about death. I also found it very informative (as a lay person) to learn more about what happens to the body at death, and the different stages of decomposition. It was also absolutely fascinating to learn what stude...

    Sue Black begins the book with an introduction to the many ways in which we try to negotiate ideas of death: ?I didn?t ?lose? my father - I know exactly where he is,? she writes. From there, the book spans the length of Black?s illustrious career in forensic anthropology. I...