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H is for Hawk

2015 | Biography

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She bought Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and took her home to Cambridge, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.

H is for Hawk is an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. This is a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to reconcile death with life and love.

Published by Vintage

Edition Unknown
ISBN 9780099575450
Language English
Edition Paperback
ISBN 9781784701444
Language English
Edition Hardcover
ISBN 9780224097000
Language English

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