A deeply moving and insightful exploration of the science of death and of our own roles in preparing for the one thing in life that's certain. In conversation with Iona Goldie, Janie will talk about how to be prepared and open and accepting when the time comes for us to leave this world.Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of all our mortalityFor a book that concerns itself with so many ways of coming to terms with death, this remarkable book is hugely life-affirming. These conversations from the heart of dying are bold, gracious, often witty and full of love. They accompany you in the dark. Then they let the light in. Jackie Kay.