H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk

By Helen Macdonald

**WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR**

**WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**


‘Dazzling… Deeply affecting, utterly fascinating and blazing with love and intelligence’ Financial Times

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**WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR**

**WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**

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 £800 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.

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Paperback

9780099575450

February 10, 2015

Vintage

RRP $22.99

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Hardback

9780224097000

August 1, 2014

Jonathan Cape

RRP $34.99

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EBook

9781448130726

August 7, 2014

Vintage Digital

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