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The Resource H is for hawk, By Helen Macdonald, (text large print)

H is for hawk, By Helen Macdonald, (text large print)

Label
H is for hawk
Title
H is for hawk
Statement of responsibility
By Helen Macdonald
Creator
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392024
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
598.944
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Target audience
adult
Label
H is for hawk, By Helen Macdonald, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-480)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
912381944
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410483614
Lccn
2015024137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)912381944
Label
H is for hawk, By Helen Macdonald, (text large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-480)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
912381944
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410483614
Lccn
2015024137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)912381944

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