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H is for Hawk

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H is for Hawk

by MacDonald, Helen

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0670069558
ISBN 13
9780670069552
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Toronto: Hamish Hamilton 978-0-670-06955-2 [978-0-670-06955-2] 2014. (Hardcover) 300pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Notes. "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 Whites 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". (Natural History, Falconry, Grief, Hawks, Natural History, Spirituality).

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An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. "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. 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.

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bookseller
Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
152121
Title
H is for Hawk
Author
MacDonald, Helen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670069558
ISBN 13
9780670069552
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton 978-0-670-06955-2
Place of Publication
Toronto
This edition first published
2015
Keywords
Natural History, Falconry, Grief, Hawks, Natural History, Spirituality
Bookseller catalogs
Nature and Environment;

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