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Headstones - Advice & Inspiration

A wonderful resource for anyone seeking advice on choosing a headstone, the idea for this book came about after Hannah's mother died from cancer two years ago. Offering advice and inspiration on choosing a headstone, with over 150 photographs, client stories, and ideas for epitaphs, we believe this book will be invaluable to anyone wanting to create a perfect memorial for their loved one. See below for some sample pages.

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Buy the book for £12.99 (+ P & P) or download the PDF for £5.99

We are donating 100% of profits from the sale of the book to Maggie's Cancer Charity in Oxford.

Maggie’s is an incredible charity that has centers all over the UK, based at hospitals, where anyone affected by cancer can walk in and find a sanctuary and support, away from the clinical environment of the hospital.

Please select a delivery option to purchase the book online. Alternatively, please send a cheque payable to Stoneletters Ltd together with your details.

Book Reviews


Headstones - Advice and Inspiration is full of the help and information anyone considering commissioning a special and individual headstone would need for ideas and making decisions. It also gives an understanding of the hand designing and hand carving process which achieves a unique headstone clearly explained in an encouraging and uplifting way, with lovely images.

5/5 stars Mary Carter-Campbell, Head of Commissioning, Memorials by Artists, 8 October 2020

Good Funeral Gui

Stone carver Fergus Wessel and his wife Hannah from Stoneletters have just published a beautiful new book called Headstones – Advice and Inspiration.

The book is being sold to raise money for Maggie’s Centre, Oxford, and, in our opinion, it should be on the bookshelves of every funeral director in the country to lend to their clients. Choosing a headstone can be a difficult prospect, so hearing reassuring advice from experts written in plain English and being able to leaf through photographs for inspiration is something that many bereaved families will hugely appreciate.

5/5 stars Fran Hall, CEO The Good Funeral Guide, 8 October 2020


Written by Fergus Wessel, this beautiful book fills a void in the available advice for when someone wants to choose a headstone and doesn’t know where to begin. Every penny goes to Maggie’s Cancer charity in Oxford.

5/5 stars SAIF (National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors), 8 October 2020