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
"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. Destined to be a classic of nature writing, H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey--an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. At the same time, it's a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T.H. White, best known for The Once and Future King. It's a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to try to reconcile death with life and love."
Awards note
Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
598.9/44
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • SK321
  • QL696.F3
LC item number
M324 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macdonald, Helen
  • White, T. H.
  • Falconry
  • Goshawk
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1679759
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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
ocn905307052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448130726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
777F14A8-4BAF-40D9-9E29-317AA404033D
System control number
(OCoLC)905307052
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1679759
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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
ocn905307052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448130726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
777F14A8-4BAF-40D9-9E29-317AA404033D
System control number
(OCoLC)905307052

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