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  • Published: 4 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875473
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $7.99
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Recovery

Vintage Minis




Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

The hawk was everything I wanted to be: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life.

How do we carry on when someone close to us dies? Is it simply a case of putting one foot in front of the other in a bleak new world or do we need something more? Reeling with grief after the sudden death of her father, Helen Macdonald found herself turning to the wild for comfort. With breathtaking honesty and insight, she recounts her months spent taming a goshawk and how, finally, this strange kinship led her to the first tentative steps to recovery.

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  • Pub date: 4 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875473
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $7.99

About the Author

Helen MacDonald

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and historian. Her book H is for Hawk won many prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix due Meilleur Livre Etranger in France, and in the US was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She writes a regular column in New York Times Magazine, and lives near Cambridge.

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