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Helen Macdonald: Vesper Flights

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Award winning nature writer Helen Macdonald talks about her latest essay collection, Vesper Flights.

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In 2014, her memoir H is for Hawk won the Costa Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. It details Macdonald’s overwhelming grief following the death of her father, and her decision to train a goshawk - one of the most difficult animals to tame. As a nature writer, she is fascinated by the ways in which we are innately bound to the landscapes around us, and in H is for Hawk she writes about feeling part-hawk, feral, in her grief and rage.

Vesper Flights takes on a similar theme, exploring through a collection of essays the relationship between humans and the natural world. In transcendental prose, she writes about wild pigs, catching swans, farming ostriches and hunting mushrooms - as well as twentieth-century spies and high-rise buildings. This absorbing new collection from one of our most acclaimed nature writers is both personal and political, and a moving account of how we make sense of the world around us.

Macdonald will be in conversation with the Guardian's Patrick Barkham.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Vesper Flights at checkout for the special combined price of £19 including postage and packing (RRP £16.99).*

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*Books will be dispatched on 27 August, 2020. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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