London: Jonathan Cape, 2014, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: 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, theyre 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. Whites tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes Whites struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest.
When her father dies and she is knocked …
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a tiny nick to the head of the upper panel.
Fawn boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine. 300 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.