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H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald / Helen Macdonald
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 for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone ready to embark on the long strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.

  • Published by Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st January 2015
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 06 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781445048857