Episodes

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01Aurora20120423 (BBC7)
20170313 (BBC7)
20170314 (BBC7)

Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie journeys to a world of ice and silence.

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 opening essay from her new book SIGHTLINES, the Scottish poet and travel writer Jamie takes us to a world of ice and aurora and silence.

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.

02Pathologies20120424 (BBC7)
20170314 (BBC7)
20170315 (BBC7)

Jamie recalls how the loss of her mother affected her and took her on an unlikely journey.

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 second essay from her new book SIGHTLINES, Jamie recalls how the loss of her mother affected her and took her on an unlikely journey

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.

03The Woman In The Field20120425 (BBC7)
20170315 (BBC7)
20170316 (BBC7)

Kathleen Jamie recalls how a simple cup shaped her future. Read by Maureen Beattie.

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.

04The Gannetry20120426 (BBC7)
20170316 (BBC7)
20170317 (BBC7)

Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie introduces us to the world of gannets.

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 fourth essay from her book SIGHTLINES Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie introduces us to the world of Gannets - and more.

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.

05On Rona20120427 (BBC7)
20170317 (BBC7)
20170318 (BBC7)

Nature writer Kathleen Jamie makes a few house calls and learns to dit-dit diddle-dit.

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.