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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.  


A tiny gem crammed with wisdom and kindness.

Kathryn Mannix, author of With the End in Mind

For those helping and for the person facing this moment of life that we will all confront, Do Death is a book we should all read – must read. It should be set as a GCSE text. Clear, concise, practical and kind. Beautiful work.

Greg Wise
Authors’ 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.

About the authors

Amanda Blainey is a death doula and 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. She works at a local hospice and runs a local Death Café – a pop-up space for people to discuss any aspect of death and dying.

Product details

  • Published: September 2019
  • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
  • Extent: 120 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-907974-67-0
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-68-7


Photographs by Sue Parkhill

Paper & print details

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

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