Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie


The outer world flew open like a door, and I wondered – what is it that we’re just not seeing?

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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.


“A haunting new ­collection from one of our finest nature writers” – the Sunday Times

“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

“Exquisite  . . . There is such a precision, of both thinking and seeing, displayed in these works that you would have to be a very obtuse kind of reader not to realise that Jamie is a poet.” – the Scotsman


Publisher: Sort of Books

ISBN: 9780956308665

Number of pages: 208

Weight: 280 g

Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm

Edition: Main

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