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H is for hawk

Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale/Cengage Learning, 2015. ©2014
Series: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Named Person: Helen Macdonald; T H White; Helen Macdonald; T H White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Macdonald
ISBN: 9781410483614 1410483614
OCLC Number: 1126407140
Awards: Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2014
Description: 487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Responsibility: Helen Macdonald.

Abstract:

"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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