“Described as a love letter to a rock, the book brings landscape to life, while binding life to geology. We’re all shaped by the landscape, and shape it. Extremely on the pulse of our times, for squeezing the experiential from the immutable, but done with such care and linguistic panache that it may become a touchstone (pun intended!) for this sort of book. Would make a great Christmas read, not too early to consider!” Oxford Today

“Lyrical and highly insightful.” John Burnside

“British poet and writer Fiona Sampson is beloved for the lyricism and scope of her writing, and Limestone Country is no exception. Turning her insightful eye toward the very ground upon which four disparate communities in France, Slovenia, England, and Israel rest, Sampson interrogates not only humanity’s relationship to the environments it inhabits but how those environments shape the way humanity relates to itself.” World Literature Today