2015 - My 7 all-time, all-star best memorials.

All Saints, Legbourne, Lincolnshire
1) For years I have been looking for somebody who was born or died on the same day as I was born. This is the closest I have found.

2) A routine front side of a gravestone gave no hint of the superb material on the reverse!

3) Flora Macdonald, traitor or patriot - you decide!

4) One of the bravest of the brave!

5) The grave of a murderer. She killed "her bastard child" and was executed.

6) A striking example of a gisant or effigy of the dead person.

7) The fear of the Lord is wisdom - wisdom was initially spelt incorrectly.

Unusual gravestones
About the authors - Martin and Claire Nicholson own one of the largest archives of grave related photographs in the world. A selection of their work appears in the blog "Grave Mistakes" that has had over 400,000 hits since it was launched in 2013. Other examples appear in the Facebook group "Social History" where Martin acts as the group administrator.

The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.

Specimen pages from Amazon previewer
 Martin Nicholson - Ticklerton Barn, Ticklerton, Church Stretton, Shropshire