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Thin Places
By Kerri ní Dochartaigh
Published By

Canongate Books

Non-Fiction Genre Other
Publication Date 01/28/2021
Price 12.99
Hardcopy Hyperlink https://www.waterstones.com/book/thin-places/kerri-ni-dochartaigh/9781786899637


A mixture of memoir, history and nature writing, Thin Places explores the healing effects of nature, how violence and poverty are never more than a stone’s throw from beauty and hope, and how we are, once again, allowing our borders to become hard, and terror to creep back in.

Authors Biography

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in 1983, in Derry-Londonderry at the border between the North and South of Ireland. Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, Winter Papers, Caught by the River and others. Her debut, Thin Places, is shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing.


Passionate, moving and beautifully written, this is a remarkable account of trauma and ways to acknowledge and overcome it – Sunday Times

Powerful, unflinching . . . Part hymn to nature, part Troubles memoir . . . Vividly descriptive – Guardian, Book of the Day

The power of place to heal trauma makes for a beautiful read . . . It contains moments of great beauty – Big Issue

Ní Dochartaigh’s delight in wild things weaves a thread of light through her childhood, adulthood and the book itself . . . Acutely personal . . . Wonderfully evocative – Daily Mail

A powerful, bracing memoir . . . This is a book that will make you see the world differently – Irish Times

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