Offers a fresh look at the authors native Scottish landscapes, before sailing north into iceberg-strewn seas. Her gaze swoops vertiginously too; from a countryside of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to killer whales rounding a headland, to the constellations of satellites that belie our sense of the remote.
The outer world flew open like a door, and I wondered - what is it that we're just not seeing? In this greatly anticipated sequel to Findings, prize-winning poet and renowned nature writer Kathleen Jamie takes a fresh look at her native Scottish landscapes, before sailing north into iceberg-strewn seas. Her gaze swoops vertiginously too; from a countryside of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to killer whales rounding a headland, to the constellations of satellites that belie our sense of the remote. Written with her hallmark precision and delicacy, and marked by moments in her own life, Sightlines offers a rare invitation to pause and to pay heed to our surroundings.
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Praise for Findings: 'Kathleen Jamie writes with unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language.' * Daily Telegraph * It finds without disturbing the found. And this takes courage and delicacy -- John Berger * Guardian Books of the Year * Her acheivement is to make us look again with completeluy fresh eyes at those creatures and places we had long presumed to know -- Mark Cocker
About Kathleen Jamie
Multi-award winning poet Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. She has written two works of non-fiction: Among Muslims , an acclaimed travel narrative, and Findings, the ground-breaking nature/travel book set in Scotland. She lives in Fife and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Stirling University.
Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie
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