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    • H Is For Hawk

    • By: Helen MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Helen MacDonald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 479

    "Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson PrizeShortlisted for the 2014 Costa Biography Award‘. In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they’re the birdwatchers’ dark grail.’ 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Autobiography, superb audiobook.

    • By Chris Lilly on 30-01-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Falcon and the Hawk

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Helen Macdonald
    • Narrated by: David Birrell, Gemma Lawrence, Helen Macdonald
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Helen Macdonald is a falconer and poet. She keeps a goshawk called Mabel. As a child she fell in love with a rare book of intense nature writing, J.A. Baker's The Peregrine, which records a winter watching wild peregrines on the Essex coast. Her new play brings her birds and his together. Baker tramps the bleak coastal marshes scanning the skies for fleeting moments of bloody drama as a peregrine stoops at immense speed after a plover or a pigeon.

    Regular price: £8.00