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Hardback:H is for hawk:2014 H is for hawk
Author: Macdonald
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 598.944
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224097000 0224097008
'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
Additional information: 300 pages, 23 cm
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I enjoyed reading this book, probably helped by my lifelong fascination with birds. The subject of coping with deep grief/loss by training a Goshawk (noted for being one of the most difficult birds of prey to train) was, I found, an interesting one. I guess the message is that in a state of grief o
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