Very informative, very funny. I do wonder if blowing the lid off of expensive funeral arrangements and overpriced correspondence courses is the height of high-wire muckraking, but time will tell. Strange that an expert in preparation for death had so little interest in ancient Egyptian culture.
Ms. Mitford is almost the quintessential success story, with no formal education at all, including primary school. She started writing and publishing in her forties and lays out the book as if it were an instructional manual. It appears that her journalistic output was far more serious in subsequent books.