Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2014
NY Times Bestseller
“A breathtaking new book” – NY Times.
“Dazzling…” Financial Times
The premise of this extraordinary memoir is simple. Helen MacDonald is knocked sideways by the sudden death of her beloved father. She is a poet, historian and sometime falconer and she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. There she begins the difficult task of taming Mabel and untaming herself. Destined to become a classic of nature writing H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey. She writes: “The hawk was everything I wanted to be: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life.”
An extraordinary book – don’t miss out!
Date: 15 September 2015
Venue: Glenshiel, 19 Woolston Road, Westcliff