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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 ... 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"--Dust jacket of a previous printing
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.
Awards note
  • Winner of the Samuel Johnson prize, 2014.
  • Costa Book of the year, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392024
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
598.9/44
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696 F32
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: 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
20382505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802124739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136
Label
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: 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
20382505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802124739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136

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