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.
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.