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The Woman in the Field

Book of the Week, Sightlines Episode 3 of 5

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 April 2012

Read by: Maureen Beattie
Abridged by: Pete Nichols

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

In the third essay from her book, SIGHTLINES, Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie recalls how a simple cup shaped her future.

Five years after FINDINGS broke the mould of nature writing, award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie subtly shifts our focus on landscape and the living world, daring us to look again at the natural, the remote and the human-made.

"Kathleen Jamie, the Scottish poet, has written a book that transcends the definition of nature study ... SIGHTLINES is a work of intense purity and quiet genius and we're lucky to have it."
Philip Hoare
The Sunday Telegraph

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

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