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H is for hawk

H is for hawk

Macdonald, Helen, 1970- author

As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, 'The Goshawk', which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. This book is a record of a spiritual journey - an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage Books, [2015]

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Statement of responsibility: Helen Macdonald
ISBN: 0099575450, 9780099575450
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 300 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury), 1906-1964.; Popular Science.; Hawks.; Macdonald, Helen, 1970-; Popular Science and Mathematics.; Spirituality.; Grief.