A groundbreaking book based in Scotland that merges the very best of travel and nature writing. Kathleen Jamie, award-winning poet, has an eye and an ease with the nature and landscapes of Scotland as well as an incisive sense of our domestic realities. She draws all these themes together to describe travels like no other writer - from following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, to sailing into a dark winter solstice on the Orkney islands. Beautifully packaged paperback.
Award-winning poet, Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her first travel book, Among Muslims (also published by Sort Of Books), was described as 'utterly luminous' (The Independent) and 'one of the most powerful accounts by a contemporary Western writer' (TLS). Her latest poetry collection, The Tree House (Picador), won the 2004 Forward prize. A part-time lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews University, Kathleen Jamie lives with her family in Fife.