Helen Macdonald


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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.

Average rating: 3.73 · 46,790 ratings · 7,046 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
H is for Hawk

3.74 avg rating — 46,489 ratings — published 2015 — 65 editions
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Falcon

3.72 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Shaler's Fish

3.12 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Falcon and the Hawk

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011
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Etruscan Reader I

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Pasta For Nightingales: A 1...

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Human Remains: Dissection a...

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Through the Wire

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Recovery: Vintage Minis

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Vesper Flights

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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, [...]”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

“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.”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

“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.”
Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk

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