• H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
  • H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
  • H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
  • H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
  • H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
  • H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive

H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2014
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H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
Revolutionising nature writing
This book is simultaneously a falconry memoir, a shattering account of grief and recovery, and an equally devastating biography of self-loathing sadist T.H... READ MORE
Waverly at Oxford
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
Deserved Praise
Obviously this book has garnered a lot of attention and acclaim, but I can't stress how deserving it is of it. Even if you are not remotely interested in b... READ MORE
Ross at Aberdeen
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
A soaring memoir of memory, grief and redemption
A beautiful mix of memoir and nature writing, H is for Hawk is the story of Helen MacDonald’s grief at her father’s sudden death and her eventual redemptio... READ MORE
Susanne Ard, Non-Fiction Buyer
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
An unforgetable story
H is for Hawk is already so successful that it doesn’t really need an additional review saying how good the book is. What I can say after I`ve read my free... READ MORE
Anna Lee at Oxford St Plaza

Synopsis

Waterstones exclusive edition with an extra chapter and pictorial endpapers.

This book is Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014 and the overall winner of the Costa Book Prize 2014. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She bought Mabel for GBP800 on a Scottish quayside and took her home to Cambridge, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. H is for Hawk is an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. This is a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to reconcile death with life and love.

  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9781784701444

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H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
Honest and Beautiful
I received a proof of this back in February, but had to wait till the school year had finished. But, H is for Hawk was definately worth the world. Beautif... READ MORE
Megan Smith
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
4*
Well, I can certainly see why it's been so successful. First, winning the Samuel Johnson prize, then grabbing the Costa prize. I think (even though I've no... READ MORE
Mark McKenny
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
Simply gorgeous, honestly!
H is for Hawk is a gorgeous, touching memoiresque story of a women who loses her father and decides to tame a goshawk to find purpose in her life and help ... READ MORE
KimG9
H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive
Loved this
Beautiful and heart wrenching
Millie DJ