Author(s): Jamie, Kathleen,
Date of Publication: 01/06/2005,
Pagination: 180 pages, Illustrations,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: Sort of Books
Published By: Sort of Books
Book Classification: Natural history
It's surprising what you can find by simply stepping out to look. Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie has an eye and an ease with the nature and landscapes of Scotland as well as an incisive sense of our domestic realities. In Findings she draws together these themes to describe travels like no other contemporary writer.
Whether she is following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, sailing into a dark winter solstice on the Orkney islands, or pacing around the carcass of a whale on a rain-swept Hebridean beach, she creates a subtle and modern narrative, peculiarly alive to her connections and surroundings.