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Do Death - For a life better lived Amanda Blainey

'Most people spend their whole lives asleep and then wake up a few days before they're about to die.' Olivia Bareham

Death has a 100 per cent success rate. We can't escape its inevitability nor can we deny its existence. So, when someone close to us dies or we are confronted by our own mortality, why are we utterly unprepared? 

In Do Death, Amanda Blainey seeks to transform our lives through our relationship with death. By inviting us to accept death as a natural part of life, she encourages us to think about what really matters – and live more consciously. With uplifting wisdom from leaders and visionaries, Do Death will: 

  • Help us rediscover the power of human connection
  • Inspire us to talk about death more openly
  • Offer sage advice on navigating grief, and talking to children
  • Empower us to be better prepared, practically and emotionally

Death can be our greatest teacher. This book is a manual for living, at any stage in life. 

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 


  • Learn to become more present and live more fully
  • How to be better prepared for death
  • Includes resources for advance care planning and further information
  • Beautiful colour photographs throughout
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‘A tiny gem crammed with wisdom and kindness.’
Kathryn Mannix, author of With the End in Mind
‘A book we should all read - must read. It should be set as a GCSE text. Clear, concise, practical and kind. For the person facing, and those helping, this moment of life that we will all confront. Beautiful work.’
Greg Wise

About the author

Amanda Blainey is the founder of Doing Death, a multi-media platform and podcast that opens up more authentic conversations about death and dying to inspire people to live more fully. In addition to working at a local hospice in the UK, she is involved in a charity that records the life stories of terminally ill patients. Currently Amanda is training to be a death doula and regularly runs a local Death Café – a pop-up space for people to discuss any aspect of death and dying. She spoke at the Do Lectures in 2018.

Amanda’s Do Lecture: Learning to live with death

Amanda hopes that by shifting old paradigms and opening up authentic conversations, she can help us to accept death as part of life and be inspired to live in a more positive and meaningful way.

Product Details

Pub date: Sept 2019
Dimensions: 128x170mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-67-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-68-7


14 colour photographs

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper.