The Resource H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

Label
H is for hawk
Title
H is for hawk
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life
Summary
Recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Costa Biography Award, 2014.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2014
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2014.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392024
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
598.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macdonald, Helen
  • White, T. H.
  • Falconry
  • Goshawk
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Patience -- 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
Control code
000055163626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Patience -- 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
Control code
000055163626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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