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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
Awards note
Dust jacket: "Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize"; "Costa Book of the Year 2014".
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Helen
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/subjectName
  • Macdonald, Helen
  • White, T. H.
  • Hawks
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Falconers
  • Human-animal relationships
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 (pages 285-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802123411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (Sirsi) o883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136
  • 1350186
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (Sirsi) o883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136
  • 1350186
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802123411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (Sirsi) o883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136
  • 1350186
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136
  • (Sirsi) o883651136
  • (OCoLC)883651136
  • 1350186

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