With The End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well


We recommend this…

for anyone interested in having better, deeper conversations about mortality, end of life care and grief – perhaps especially if you have death anxiety.

A quick summary

An incredibly insightful, helpful and life-affirming book from pioneering palliative care doctor Kathryn Mannix. She makes the compelling case that talking about what death actually means and how it happens makes us much better prepared for the end of life for ourselves and our loved ones, and much more able to live our lives to the full. Her patient stories are moving and her wisdom, empathy and skill as a doctor shines through. Unexpectedly affirming and reassuring. Highly recommended.



There aren’t many books that change the way you see the world. This book really might. (Sunday Times)

How should we think of death and how can we prepare for it?

With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, the ill and the healthy. By turns touching and tragic, funny and wise, it tells powerful human stories of life and death.

Eric, the retired head teacher who even with Motor Neurone Disease gets things done. Sylvie, 19 and diagnosed with leukaemia, sewing a cushion for her mum to hold after she has died. Nelly and Joe, two people enduring loneliness to shield their beloveds from distress.

A powerful and emotional book based on a lifetime’s clinical experience, With the End in Mind offers calm, wise advice on how to face death, live fully and find a model for hope in dark times.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 262 g
Dimensions 196 × 129 × 23 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9780008210915

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