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H is for Hawk, Macdonald,  Helen
H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald

Paperback $22.99 - Random House UK
Natural History & Environment - Published: 1/Apr/2015 - ISBN: 9780099575450

**WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2014** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2014** 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 u800 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.

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