With a foreword by Helen Macdonald, author of the multi-award-winning H IS FOR HAWK.
'No hawk can be a pet. There is no sentimentality. In a way, it is the psychiatrist's art. One is matching one's mind against another mind with deadly reason and interest. One desires no transference of affection, demands no ignoble homage or gratitude. It is a tonic for the less forthright savagery of the human heart.'
First published in 1951, T.H. White's memoir describes with searing honesty his attempt to train a wild goshawk, a notoriously difficult bird to master. With no previous experience and only a few hopelessly out-of-date books on falconry as a guide, he set about trying to bend the will of his young bird Gos to his own. Suffering setback after setback, the solitary and troubled White nonetheless found himself obsessively attached to the animal he hoped would one day set him free.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 20 mm
Fascinating and moving. * The Times *
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This is a lovely wee hardback edition of TH White's classic. With some fabulous usage of the English language its a wonderful story and a wonderful read.
Sometimes you stumble upon books without really knowing why, and sometimes those books end up being your favourites. This will go down as one of those.
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