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By Helen Macdonald

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Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize
Named the Costa ebook of the Year
#1 best-seller within the UK
A Guardian and Economist most sensible publication of the Year

When Helen Macdonald's father died all of sudden on a London road, she was once devastated. An skilled falconer—Helen were captivated by way of hawks for the reason that childhood—she'd by no means sooner than been tempted to coach some of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. yet in her grief, she observed that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament reflected her personal. Resolving to buy and lift the lethal creature as a method to deal with her loss, she followed Mabel, and became to the counsel of The as soon as and destiny King writer T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to start her tough pastime. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild brain to tame her" verified the bounds of Macdonald's humanity and adjusted her life.

Heart-wrenching and funny, this e-book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a distinct examine the magnetism of a rare beast, with a parallel exam of a mythical writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, insanity, reminiscence, fable, and heritage mix to accomplish a particular mix of nature writing and memoir from a good literary innovator.

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The quotation from Euripides' Andromache on p. 364 is translated by Mr John Frederick Nims in the Complete Greek Tragedies series published by the University of Chicago Press; that from his Bacchae, on p. 377, is translated by Professor William Arrowsmith, in the same series. Department of Classics, The University ofTexas at Austin. : Ann. Serv. Ant. : ANSMusN: A[nt]. : A[nth]. : Ant. : Acta Classica. Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa. Cape Town, Balkema. Claudius Aelianus (c.

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