Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pluvialis Sighting

Reports on Helen's work in progress-- here and here.

A quote from the first: " I'm busy writing that book. The one about grief and goshawks and death and love and landscape and home and, well. All the things."

And from the second: "It is the story of a journey into wildness with a creature that almost brought disaster, but was also my salvation. The book is also a meditation on the place that hawks have had in the human imagination for millennia, the place of nature in the modern world, and the strange story of another falconer, goshawk-keeper and writer, the novelist T.H. White, best known for his series of Arthurian books The Once and Future King. White wrote an extraordinary account of his goshawk experiences in the 1930s, and H IS FOR HAWK carries out a conversation with this near-mad book."

Follow her on Twitter at: @HelenJMacdonald

At the White archives:
Her familiar Mabel:

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