Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

On Rona

Book of the Week, Sightlines Episode 5 of 5

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 final essay from her book SIGHTLINES Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie makes a few house calls and learns to dit-dit diddle-dit.

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.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Apr 2012 00:30

Sign up for the BBC Books Newsletter


A weekly roundup of readings, author interviews and special picks from the BBC archives



Features and programmes for the campaign celebrating the pleasures of reading

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Clips of Books Content

Interviews, previews and reviews

More from Books at the BBC

Books at BBC logo

Author interviews, readings, documentaries and highlights from the BBC's books content