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Thin Places by Kerri ni Dochartaigh

Thin Places

Kerri ni Dochartaigh

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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781786899637

A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ni Dochartaigh's story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world

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5 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
9 Oct 2020

"(an) exceptional debut, a steely but spellbinding blend of memoir, nature writing, social history and politics"

N Dochertaigh was born in Derry-Londonderry at the height of the Troubles to a Catholic mother and Protestant father, and has been deeply affected by poverty, loss and trauma in her life. And yet this exceptional debut, a steely but spellbinding blend of memoir, nature writing, social history and politics, is about the beauty and healing to be found in unexpected "thin" places; in shafts of light you see in the darkness, and in a love of the natural world. Robert Macfarlane, Amy Liptrot are among those in thrall to her writing and so now, am I.

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