Helen Macdonald


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Chertsey, Surrey, The United Kingdom
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Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, historian, illustrator and naturalist. She's worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and in raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She lives in Suffolk, UK. ...more

Average rating: 3.75 · 72,238 ratings · 9,696 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
H is for Hawk

3.72 avg rating — 67,401 ratings — published 2014 — 77 editions
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Vesper Flights

4.14 avg rating — 4,214 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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Falcon

3.78 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Shaler's Fish

3.11 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Recovery: Vintage Minis

3.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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The Falcon and the Hawk

3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011
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Etruscan Reader I

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Human Remains: Dissection a...

3.64 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Through the Wire

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“There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, [...]”
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“We carry the lives we've imagined as we carry the lives we have, and sometimes a reckoning comes of all the lives we have lost.”
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“Here’s a word. Bereavement. Or, Bereaved. Bereft. It’s from the Old English bereafian, meaning ‘to deprive of, take away, seize, rob’. Robbed. Seized. It happens to everyone. But you feel it alone. Shocking loss isn’t to be shared, no matter how hard you try.”
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