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Hardback:H is for Hawk:2014 H is for Hawk
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Author: Macdonald, Helen
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Media Hardback
Classification: 598.944
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0224097008 9780224097000
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'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.' 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 for ?800 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. 'To train a hawk you must watch it like a hawk, and so gain the ability to predict what it will do next. Eventually you don't see th
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Book:H is for Hawk:2015
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This book was not a hit with our group. Some could not cope with the whole idea of 'taming' a wild bird (born in captivity or not) though this did lead to an interesting discussion abut homosapiens' right, or not, to do this. Others just found it monotonous and boring. The style was criticised for being overblown; there were too many adjectives and similes, too many descriptions of air and the ways of flying. What would be left if these were stripped out?
26/06/17
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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Book:H is for Hawk:2015
Author: Macdonald, Helen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media Book
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
272p (Pbk)
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How the author coped with the grief of losing her father by training a young goshawk. A very intens
01/09/17
joylakin
Bedford
1448130727
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eBook:H is for Hawk:2014
Author: Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media eBook
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (272 pages) (ePub ebook)
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More editions / formats: Large print
1780236417
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Book:Falcon:2016:[New] edition
Author: MacDonald, Helen
Year 2016
Language: English
Media Book
Edition: [New] edition
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Resource type: Physical
223p, illustrations (black and white) (pbk)
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1841199702
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Book:Overcoming chronic pain, A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques:2005
Author: Cole, Frances
Author: Leach, Hazel Howden-
Author: Macdonald, Helen
Author: Carus, Catherine
Year 2005
Language: English
Media Book
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
Resource type: Physical
224p, ill. (pbk.)
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