Death on the Fringe at Edinburgh

Kathryn Mannix, doctor and now top author, with Final Fling’s B

Our chums at Good Life Good Death Good Grief have another year’s death inspired programme coming up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Top of the pile for me, on 5 August is doctor/writer Kathryn Mannix, sharing her wisdom with readings from her book With The End in Mind. If you ever wanted comfort that you can do death – whether yourself or as a supporter for another, then read this book. It’s an easy and remarkably uplifting read and you can dip in and out of the stories.

On 12 August, catch up with mortuary technician, Barbara Peters, who will explain what actually happens in a forensic post mortem. Forget Silent Witness and CSI. This is the real thing. Barbara will compare our TV understanding with the real-life workings of a mortuary and dispel any myths about the profession. 

And the next week, on 19 August, there’s Dr Ruth Penfold Mounce talking about how death is not the end for celebrities – in fact it may herald an uplift in their career. Drawing on case studies including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Robin Williams she considers the secrets to a successful career after death. 

Go get those tickets booked!

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