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Helen Macdonald (1) (1970–)

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Værker af Helen Macdonald

H Is for Hawk (2014) 4,338 eksemplarer
Vesper Flights (2020) 724 eksemplarer
Prophet (2023) 122 eksemplarer
Falcon (2005) 120 eksemplarer
Shaler's Fish: Poems (2001) 53 eksemplarer
Poems on Nature (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Recovery: Vintage Minis (2019) 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Pasta for Nightingales: A 17th-Century Handbook of Bird-Care and Folklore (2018) — Forord, nogle udgaver43 eksemplarer
A Rage for Falcons (1984) — Introduktion — 41 eksemplarer
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Women on Nature (2021) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Refugee Tales: Volume II (2017) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer

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H is for Hawk i Non-Fiction Readers (april 2021)
H is for Hawk i Birds, Birding & Books (marts 2021)
On field guides - Helen Macdonald i Birds, Birding & Books (juni 2015)


I’ve seen this described as an Inception AU with the serial numbers filed off, which was honestly why I gave it a chance, but unless there’s some identifiable fanon I’m missing, it’s really just trope-adjacent: Sunil, an eerily talented fuckup, is protected by a supercompetent American soldier who is, on the inside, at least as much of a hot mess. Here, Sunil’s talent is the preternatural ability to tell whether someone is telling the truth—actually, it’s worse than that, which he only partially hides: he can assess the truth value of any statement, regardless of whether anyone in the room knows the answer. But he’s, uniquely, never been able to tell if Adam is lying. The military only knows about the lie detector part, which is how he acquired a bunch of his trauma: he was sent to Afghanistan and watched a whole bunch of people get tortured; the interrogators didn’t want to hear that their victims didn’t know anything. Anyway, this is all backstory to the main plot, which is that an American government contractor’s experiment with a psychoactive substance goes very wrong, leading victims to manifest objects that then make them catatonic with a kind of horrific nostalgia. Sunil might be the only one who can figure it out, but will he and Adam ever admit their feelings for each other? (This is why it feels so fannish: lots of mutual pining and wordlessness, and we mostly have to take on faith that they are MFEO. To be absolutely clear, I am fine with this!)… (mere)
rivkat | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
Ultimately despite all the bells and whistles this is a homosexual love story.. On the surface the novel is about a substance called prophet that when it enters a person forces them to be nostalgic to the point of bringing back items from their past (in particular old toys). The two main characters Adam and Rao are working with this substance and Rao has the ability to drain people of prophet and it seems to have no effect on him. As stated, a sexual tension grows between Adam and Rao.
muddyboy | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 10, 2024 |
This is part of the Reaktion animal series which is a favorite series of mine. Many people will probably try it because of Helen Macdonald’s fame from H is for hawk. She writes well here and her passion for the topic is obvious. All of the Reaktion books explore not just the biology of the animal in question, but also its mythology, its image in art and its intersection with the human world.
One example of that intersection in this book was that falcons had to be cleared from the British coasts during World War II because they kept picking off carrier pigeons.If this is the kind of factoid you enjoy, you’ll love this book and the other books in the series… (mere)
cspiwak | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
A great selection of essays on a wide variety of nature or nature adjacent topics. I love her writing as she usually presents the animals she encounters as they are, without putting her own expectations on them and they never fail to interest and delight. Especially enjoyed her analysis of her own attitude towards deer, which I think many people share
cspiwak | 30 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |



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