Kathryn Mannix

Saturday 4th May 2019, 6:30pm, Queen's Hall, Hexham

COGITO FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT - From the huge range of wonderful events at this year's Hexham Book Festival, we've picked out a selection that we're particularly looking forward to. We have also reviewed a number of the books associated with these events in our Recommendations pages.

We'll have our book filled stall at all of the events, but if you would like to get a head start on your festival reading, we've already got many of the authors' books in the bookshop. Copies of the full programme of events are available to pick up in Cogito, or alternatively look online at the Hexham Book Festival website


Kathryn Mannix

After 30 years as a palliative care specialist, Kathryn Mannix feels passionately that it’s time to re-address public understanding of dying. Medical advances have led us to believe that if we can prolong a life, we should do so at all costs. She argues that we have lost our way of death. Mannix speaks of the power of approaching the end not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and an understanding that a good death is just as important as a life well lived.

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