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0099575450
H is for hawk
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Author: Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Hawks Grief Spirituality
Classification: 598.944
Publisher: Vintage Books, 2015
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780099575450
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Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014
Includes bibliographical references
'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.' 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 sh
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How the author coped with the grief of losing her father by training a young goshawk. A very intense book. Her style of writing is excellent, her description of the countryside bring them to life, you could be there. We thought there was too much focus on white and his both on his hawk training - one couldn't quite grade the link between the two.
01/09/17
joylakin
Bedford
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Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Resource type: Electronic
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