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  • Vesper Flights
  • Helen Macdonald
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  • 01 May 2019
  • 9780802128812

10 thoughts on “Vesper Flights

  1. says:

    The award winning Helen Macdonald's eye wanders far and wide in this thoughtful sensitive poetic and beautifully w

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    We are in what the scientists are calling the sixth extinction This is a man made event due to our actions and inactions Though McDonakd is aware of this that is not the main focus of these wonderful essaysI hope that this book works a little like a Wunderkammer It is full of strange things and it is concerned with the uality of wonderSi she goes on to show us the wonder the magical that nature provides From

  3. says:

    Naturalist Helen Macdonald author of the immensely successful H is for Hawk gives us a collection of 41 texts ab

  4. says:

    Macdonald has written a delightful set of essays chronicling her many encounters with the natural world particularly with birds Her excellent writing brings alive the wonder of various bird species Enjoy

  5. says:

    I just adore Helen Macdonald she writes about the natural world with wonder and joy Nobody captures the feelings that paying attention to anim

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    On warm summer evenings swifts that aren't sitting on eggs or tending their chicks fly low and fast screaming in speeding packs around rooftops and spires Later they gather higher in the sky their calls now so attenuated by air and distance that to the ear they corrode into something that seems less than sound to suspicions of dust and glass And then all at once as if summoned by a call or bell they rise higher and higher until t

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    I loved these essays Just like in H Is For Hawk Helen MacDonald makes me look at nature differently; become observant of what's going on around me I love watching the birds that come to my feeders but now I'm aware of what goes on i

  8. says:

    From the award winning author of H is for Hawk a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world

  9. says:

    I regret that I've never gotten around to reading H is for Hawk so I jumped at the chance to read Macdonald's latest book Vesper Flights a collection of essays that are mostly personal memoir and how she came to be so in love with

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    To be human is to see ourselves as the center of the world to hold nature at an arms length and look at it as a mirror of ourselves; separate from us but not entirely discrete; a reflection of our needs our thoughts and our lives Vesper Flights

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Fiction launching poet and falconer Macdonald as our preeminent nature essayist with a semi regular column in the New York Times MagazineIn Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom immigration and flight Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences observing songbirds from the Empire State Buil. Macdonald has written a delightful set of essays chronicling her many encounters with the natural world particularly with birds Her excellent writing brings alive the wonder of various bird species Enjoy Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 the New York Times MagazineIn Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, together a collection of her best loved essays along with new pieces on The Mission Primer topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside Decorum the Zen Doodle Unleashed tribulations of farming ostriches DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi trying Folk Shawls to fall asleep Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom immigration and flight Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences observing songbirds from Why Knock Rock? the Empire State Buil. Macdonald has written a delightful set of essays chronicling her many encounters with Fiction Writers Workshop the natural world particularly with birds Her excellent writing brings alive Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the wonder of various bird species Enjoy

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Animals don't exist in order to teach us things but that is what they have always done and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Costa Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize for Non. The award winning Helen Macdonald s eye wanders far and wide in this thoughtful sensitive poetic and beautifully written collection of essays some substantial than others on the complexities of the natural world the environment climate change and people She looks at flocks made up of huge numbers of individual birds a marvel of nature linking it with attitudes to refugees often seen as a mass to be judged and feared a parallel where Helen suggests they should be viewed as individuals just like us who want what we want Animals and birds are often judged through human eyes as those that are acceptable and those that are not much like the undeserving and deserving poor a divisive perspective that promotes and justifies ineualities A recurring strand through this book is that humans view the natural world with its animals and birds as mirrors of ourselves of our wants and needs but of the difficulties of seeing beyond to this to intuit and see animals as sentient beings in their own right with their own needs wants and lives separate from humans The non religious Helen interest wanders into philosophy theology and religion looking for answers to the mystery the patterns the sacred and magic of nature such as the Vesper Flights of swifts although I was surprised that she didn t venture to look at and explore the Eastern philosophies and religions and indigenous peoples perspectives such as the those of Native American Indians and Aborigines There is much that is autobiographical such as her childhood exploration of the teeming with life meadows observing the changes and the shrinking of natural habitats One incident stayed in my mind the Great British Ostrich Bubble and where Helen finds herself putting an ostrich out of its misery with a rock and a novelty penknifeThere is so much Macdonald touches on such as the planet Mars rewilding projects the sorrow of birds in cages cuckoos life and nature in high rise Manhattan the comic pushing of goats politics ineualities even Brexit marginal communities and a boy and parrot s immediate connection and dance with each other I am not going to able to do justice to this fascinating and riveting book but I appreciated the inclusion of the arts culture and particularly literature such as Barry Hines s Kes and excerpts from William Blake s epic poem Milton I think many readers will love and adore this and I can see myself coming back and rereading parts again in the future Highly recommended Many thanks to Random House Vintage for an ARC

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Ding as they migrate through the Tribute of Light watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests She writes with heart tugging clarity about wild boar swifts mushroom hunting migraines the strangeness of birds' nests and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation fascination time memory love and loss and how we make sense of the world around u. From the award winning author of H is for Hawk a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world Our world is a fascinating place teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description but complex interactions that create layers of meaning Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to peer right through it all and she shares her insights at times startling nostalgic weighty or simply entertaining in this masterful collection of essays From reflections on science fiction to the true story of an Iranian refugee s flight to the UK Macdonald has a truly omnivorous taste when it comes to observations of both the banal and sublime Peppered throughout are reminisces of her own life from her strange childhood in an estate owned by the Theosophical Society to watching total eclipses of the sun visits to Uzbek solar power plants eccentric English country shows and desert hunting camps in the Gulf StatesThese essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build the world around us Whether journalistic in tone or literary even formally experimental each piece is generous lyrical and speaks to one another Macdonald creates a strong thematic undertow that uietly takes the reader along piece to piece and sets them down finally at a place they ve never been before The inimitable Helen Macdonald returns in style with her unmistakable passion and enthusiasm for mother nature and the awe inspiring natural world woven throughout the narratives There are some real takeaways from this book and I know I will remember many of the interesting anecdotes for a long time to come Relatable raw real and thought provoking this anthology truly cements Macdonald s position as one of the most refreshingly original and profoundly perceptive writers of our time Many thanks to Grove Press for an ARC An Infamous Army (Alastair, through Score! the Tribute of Light watching Abela tens of A Sisters Secret thousands of cranes in Hungary seeking Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests She writes with heart Butchers Crossing tugging clarity about wild boar swifts mushroom hunting migraines Unchained Melanie the strangeness of birds' nests and Olivias Luck the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife By one of Middle Class Problems this century's most important and insightful nature writers Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation fascination The City of London, Volume 2 time memory love and loss and how we make sense of Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the world around u. From How We Lived Then the award winning author of H is for Hawk a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to Winnie Davis the natural world Our world is a fascinating place The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries teeming not only with natural wonders The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded that defy description but complex interactions The Tower that create layers of meaning Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens The Seeds of Time that seems The New Black to peer right Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, through it all and she shares her insights at Two Hours times startling nostalgic weighty or simply entertaining in Finding Us (Finding, this masterful collection of essays From reflections on science fiction The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to The Girl in the Glass Tower taste when it comes The Great Divide to observations of both The Lady and the Peacock the banal and sublime Peppered Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith throughout are reminisces of her own life from her strange childhood in an estate owned by The Real Deal the Theosophical Society The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to Uzbek solar power plants eccentric English country shows and desert hunting camps in The Winter of the Lions the Gulf StatesThese essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the world around us Whether journalistic in The Not So Invisible Woman tone or literary even formally experimental each piece is generous lyrical and speaks The Boss thematic undertow Captain Greys Lady that uietly The Handmaidens takes My Bossy Dolly the reader along piece Maternal Justice to piece and sets The Ascent of Rum Doodle them down finally at a place A Bachelors Baby they ve never been before The inimitable Helen Macdonald returns in style with her unmistakable passion and enthusiasm for mother nature and The Carpenters Daughter the awe inspiring natural world woven A Talent for Surrender throughout Stepbrother Dearest takeaways from Mystery in Spiderville this book and I know I will remember many of Spring the interesting anecdotes for a long Unknown (Anders Knutas, time A time for being human to come Relatable raw real and Stanley and the Women thought provoking The Gene this anthology The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, truly cements Macdonald s position as one of Seasons of Splendour the most refreshingly original and profoundly perceptive writers of our Stage Mum time Many A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife thanks The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to Grove Press for an ARC


About the Author: Helen Macdonald

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