Thin Places

Kerri ni Dochartaigh
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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.


'Remarkable' - Robert Macfarlane
'Beautiful' - Amy Liptrot
'Powerful, unflinching . . . Part hymn to nature, part Troubles memoir' - Guardian

Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry at the very height of the Troubles. One parent was Catholic, the other Protestant. In the space of a year Kerri's family were forced out of two homes and when she was eleven a homemade petrol bomb was thrown through her bedroom window. For families like hers, terror was in the very fabric of the city.

In Thin Places, Kerri explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal, and how we are again allowing our borders to become hard and terror to creep back in. Kerri asks us to reclaim and rejoice in our landscape, and to remember that the land we fight over is much more than lines on a map.

Author bio:

Kerri ni Dochartaigh is the author of Thin Places which was highly commended by the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021. She has written for the Guardian, Irish Times, BBC, Winter Papers and others. She lives in an old railway cottage in the heart of Ireland with her family.

@kerri_ni | @kerrinidochartaigh

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9781786899644
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: April 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Natural history