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H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald

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H is for Hawk
Title
H is for Hawk
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Dust jacket of a previous printing
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Title
H is for Hawk
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Costa Biography Award, 2014.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2014
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392024
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
598.944
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696 F32
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Helen Macdonald
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Label
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth
Control code
ocn883651136
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http://contentcafe2.btol.com/ContentCafe/Jacket.aspx?UserID=EBSDVR53400&Password=CC19341&Return=1&Type=M&Value=9780802123411&erroroverride=1
Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802123411

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