H is for hawk

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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 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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9780802123411
9781410483614
9780802191670
9781481530903
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subject_facet Falconry, Goshawk, Grief, Macdonald, Helen, -- 1970-, Spirituality, White, T. H. -- (Terence Hanbury), -- 1906-1964
title_display H is for hawk
title_full H Is for Hawk, H is for hawk / By Helen Macdonald, H is for hawk / Helen Macdonald
title_short H is for hawk
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topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Family & Relationships, Nature, Nonfiction