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Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist, and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science. She is best known as the author of H is for Hawk, which won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and Costa Book Award. Bio from Wikipedia,... show more



Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist, and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science. She is best known as the author of H is for Hawk, which won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and Costa Book Award. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 3 years ago
This book is about Macdonald dealing with the sudden death of her father by leaving academia to train a goshawk. This book is also part biography of T.H. White, and according to Macdonald part nature writing. It just didn’t really work for me, and I feel bad about that. I really struggle to rate a...
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 3 years ago
Snow Globes: Reads Bells: Activities I intend to also read a book for the Kwanzaa square and try to get as many of my as-yet missing activities done (Holiday Down Under, Movie Ticket, and Holiday Party), but since completing either activities or reads qualifies for completing a square, as far as t...
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sarah rated it 3 years ago
I had high expectations for this one, and it was amazing. The contrasts that Macdonald manages to hold in balance! Grief and savagery, science and literature, singlemindedness and insanity, bravery and panic, memory and immediacy, studied technique and desperation, commitment and unravelling. Honest...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 years ago
This is Helen Macdonald's story of training a goshawk. Her father had just died when she decided to train this hawk. She has been interesting in falconry since a child and this is her first attempt at training a hawk. As she is training, she is also battling depression which she does not realize at ...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
As a way of dealing with the grief of her father's death, Helen Macdonald seizes upon the idea of training a goshawk she names Mabel. T H White enters the story because his memoir titled The Goshawk is one of her inspirations. This book is part memoir, part biography, and part naturalist guide. Even...
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