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The Resource H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

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H is for hawk
Title
H is for hawk
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • '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 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
  • Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2014, Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2014
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1970-
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Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
  • 598.9'44
  • 598.944
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Macdonald, Helen
  • Hawks
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • White, T. H.
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780224097000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780224097000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780224097000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780224097000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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