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C S Robertson and Hayley Campbell - Living and Working with Death

C S Robertson and Hayley Campbell - Living and Working with Death

C S Robertson and Hayley Campbell - Living and Working with Death

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£11 (£10 Ticket charge plus 10% booking fee)
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dates and times

Saturday 14 May 2022
4:45PM - 5:45PM

An intriguing mix of fiction and non-fiction as a best-selling crime writer and a journalist talk about the jobs related to death.

C S Robertson - The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill

When people die alone and undiscovered, it Grace's job to clean up what's left behind - whether it's clutter, bodily remains or dark secrets. When an old man lies undetected in his flat for months, it seems an unremarkable life and an unnoticed death. But Grace knows that everyone has a story and that all deaths mean something more.

Hayley Campbell  - All the Living and the Dead: A Personal Investigation into the Death Trade

Fuelled by a childhood fascination with death, journalist Hayley Campbell searches for answers in the people who make a living by working with the dead. Along the way, she encounters mass fatality investigators, embalmers, and a former executioner who is responsible for ending 62 lives. She meets gravediggers who have already dug their own graves, visits a cryonics facility in Michigan, goes for late-night Chinese with a detective, and questions a man whose job it is to make crime scenes disappear. A dazzling work of cultural criticism, All the Living and the Dead weaves together reportage with memoir, history, and philosophy, to offer readers a fascinating look into the psychology of Western death.

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Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN