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Sort of Books, Nov 7, 2011 - Literary Collections - 300 pages
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Between the laundry and the fetching kids from school, thatOCOs how birds enter my life. I listen. During a lull in the traffic: oyster-catchers; in the school-playground, sparrows.

ItOCOs 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.

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User Review  - lexieconyngham - LibraryThing

Absolutely marvellous. A series of essays, mostly centred on the observation of wildlife and the environment, uplifting language and deeply sympathetic. Kathleen Jamie is a poet but these are poetic prose, and not without humour. Read full review

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

While Jamie's essays are just fine, the best thing about this book, for my taste, are the delicate, evocative photographs taken by Alistair Peebles. There aren't very many of them, though. Pity, that. Read full review

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