The Bonniest Companie by Kathleen Jamie

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In her extraordinary collection, Kathleen Jamie examines her native Scotland - a country at once wild and contained, rural and urban - and her place within it. In the author's own words : '2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.' The poems also venture into childhood and family memory - and look to ahead to the future. The Bonniest Company is a visionary response to a year shaped and charged by both local and global forces, and will stand as a remarkable document of our times.

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Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collection The Tree House (Picador 2004), won both the Forward Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead was shortlisted for the 2003 International Griffin Prize. Kathleen Jamie's non-fiction books include the highly praised essay collections Findings and Sightlines. She teaches at Stirling University, and lives with her family in Fife.
Published October 8, 2015 by Picador. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The use of Scots is clearly political, but it brilliantly dallies between the English reading – big as size – and the Scots – big as build.

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