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By turns comic and tragic, this is an all-absorbing journal of a concentrated duel and intense clash of wills between the author and a great hawk he is training.
Terence Hanbury White (1906-1964) was born in Bombay, India, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge. Along with The Goshawk, White was the author of twenty-six published works, including his famed sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King; a collection of essays on the eighteenth century, The Age of Scandal; and a translation of a medieval Latin bestiary, A Book of Beasts. Marie Winn's column on nature and bird-watching appeared for twelve years in The Wall Street Journal, and she has written on diverse subjects for The New York Times Magazine and Smithsonian.
"his prose is so breathtaking I find myself reeling as I read, and the falconry vocabulary is like an incantation." -- Sarah Perry The Gloss 'I read this when I was 17 and everything in the book - the cottage in the wood, White's loneliness, the untameable, beautiful bird, and above all the intricate awareness of the countryside - struck a deep resonance. Still does' -- Monty Don The Week