Featherhood

Featherhood


  • Author: Charlie Gilmour
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: Bytes


H is for Hawk meets The Duke of Deception in this wry, moving story of a young man who, as his estranged father is dying, saves a baby magpie only to find that caring for the mischievous bird has, in fact, saved him.One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into Charlie Gilmour’s hands. Magpies, he soon discovers, are as clever and mischievous as monkeys. They are also notorious thieves, and this one quickly steals his heart. By the time the creature develops shiny black feathers that inspire the name Benzene, Charlie and the bird have forged an unbreakable bond.While caring for Benzene, Charlie comes across a poem written by his biological father, an eccentric British poet named Heathcote Williams who vanished when Charlie was six mo...

Beowulf

Beowulf


  • Author: Michael Alexander
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • File Size: 1369405 Bytes


Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings'So the company of men led a careless life,All was well with them: until One beganTo encompass evil, an enemy from hell.Grendel they called this cruel spirit...'J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales.Legends from the A...

H is for Hawk
Score: 3.5
From 1,903 Ratings

H is for Hawk


  • Author : Helen Macdonald
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143194682


H is for Hawk Book Description :

Destined to be a classic of nature writing, the story of how one woman trained a goshawk. 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. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual jou...

The Goshawk
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Goshawk


  • Author : T. H. White
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551998046


The Goshawk Book Description :

The Goshawk is a non-fiction memoir by T. H. White, the author of The Once and Future King, chronicalling multiple attempts, with various degrees of success, to acquire and train a Goshawk, a large bird of prey. White is a novice at the start of the book, and he brings the reader along with him as he slowly learns how to tame the fierce, fearless predators. Training goshawks was also the subject of English author Helen Macdonald’s award-winning 2014 novel H is for Hawk. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved....

H Is for Hawk  A Novel by Helen Macdonald   Conversation Starters

H Is for Hawk A Novel by Helen Macdonald Conversation Starters


  • Author : dailyBooks
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Study Aids
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H Is for Hawk A Novel by Helen Macdonald Conversation Starters Book Description :

H Is for Hawk: by Helen Macdonald | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to su...

Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Spill Simmer Falter Wither


  • Author : Sara Baume
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544716223


Spill Simmer Falter Wither Book Description :

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature * Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award * Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award * Long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize * Long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, Readers’ Choice * Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 * Long-listed for 2015 Edinburgh First Novel Award “A deeply attuned portrait of the human mind...An unsettling literary surprise of the best sort.”—Atlantic “This book is like a flame in daylight: beautiful and unexpected.”—Anne Enright It is springtime, and two outcasts—a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life—find each other, by accident or ...

Falcon
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Falcon


  • Author : Helen Macdonald
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780236896


Falcon Book Description :

Before best-selling author Helen Macdonald told the story of the goshawk in H Is for Hawk, she told the story of the falcon, in a cultural history of the masterful creature that can “cut the sky in two” with the “perfectly aerodynamic profile of a raindrop,” as she so incisively puts it. In talon-sharp prose she explores the spell the falcon has had over her and, by extension, all of us, whether we’ve seen them “through binoculars, framed on gallery walls, versified by poets, flown as hunting birds, through Manhattan windows, sewn on flags, stamped on badges, or winnowing through the clouds over abandoned arctic radar stations.” Macdonald dives through centuries and careens around the globe to tell the story of the falcon as it has flow...

Birds Art Life
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Birds Art Life


  • Author : Kyo Maclear
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385687522


Birds Art Life Book Description :

A writer's search for inspiration, beauty and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life—a field guide to things small and significant. For Vladimir Nabokov, it was butterflies. For John Cage, it was mushrooms. For Sylvia Plath, it was bees. Each of these artists took time away from their work to become observers of natural phenomena. In 2012, Kyo Maclear met a local Toronto musician with an equally captivating side passion—he had recently lost his heart to birds. Curious about what prompted this young urban artist to suddenly embrace nature, Kyo decides to follow him for a year and find out. A distilled, crystal-like companion to H Is for Hawk, this memoir celebrates the particular madness of lovin...

H Is for Hawk
Score: 3.5
From 1,904 Ratings

H Is for Hawk


  • Author : Helen Macdonald
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802191670


H Is for Hawk Book Description :

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year One of Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20) The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millio...

The Crocodiles

The Crocodiles


  • Author : Youssef Rakha
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609805722


The Crocodiles Book Description :

Set in Cairo between 1997 and 2011, The Crocodiles is narrated in numbered, prose poem-like paragraphs, set against the backdrop of a burning Tahrir Square, by a man looking back on the magical and explosive period of his life when he and two friends started a secret poetry club amid a time of drugs, messy love affairs, violent sex, clumsy but determined intellectual bravado, and retranslations of the Beat poets. Youssef Rakha’s provocative, brutally intelligent novel of growth and change begins with a suicide and ends with a doomed revolution, forcefully capturing thirty years in the life of a living, breathing, daring, burning, and culturally incestuous Cairo. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Dadland
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Dadland


  • Author : Keggie Carew
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802190383


Dadland Book Description :

As her father’s memory fails, a daughter explores his military past: “Part family memoir, part history book . . . Compelling and moving from start to finish” (Financial Times). One of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Ten Best Books of the Year For most of Keggie Carew’s life, she was kept at arm’s length from her father’s personal history. But when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs—an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services during World War II—a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia begins to stake a claim over Tom Carew’s memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far mor...

How to Lose Everything

How to Lose Everything


  • Author : Christa Couture
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2020-09-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771622639


How to Lose Everything Book Description :

Christa Couture has come to know every corner of grief—its shifting blurry edges, its traps, its pulse of love at the centre and the bittersweet truth that sorrow is a powerful and wise emotion. From the amputation of her leg as a cure for bone cancer at a young age to her first child’s single day of life, the heart transplant and subsequent death of her second child, the divorce born of grief and then the thyroidectomy that threatened her career as a professional musician, How to Lose Everything delves into the heart of loss. Couture bears witness to the shift in perspective that comes with loss, and how it can deepen compassion for others, expand understanding, inspire a letting go of little things and plant a deeper feeling for what matters. A...