Raptor by James Macdonald Lockhart
A Journey Through Birds

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This illuminating book serves as homage to a brilliant naturalist and extraordinary birds. If you loved H Is for Hawk, put this next on your reading list.
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Winner of The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction in 2011 and the Authors' Foundation Roger Deakin Award in 2011.

A book about how raptors and the landscapes they live in have possessed the author; “My eyes are always quivering for birds of prey. I have always been turned to their presence”.

 

About James Macdonald Lockhart

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James Macdonald Lockhart is an associate editor of, and regular contributor to, Archipelago Magazine, and a literary agent at Antony Harwood Limited.
 
Published April 7, 2017 by University of Chicago Press. 384 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Travel. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 02 2017

This illuminating book serves as homage to a brilliant naturalist and extraordinary birds. If you loved H Is for Hawk, put this next on your reading list.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Mark Cocker on Feb 21 2016

That he does not engage with all this “stuff’’ means that his book, though it certainly contains beautiful writing and great promise, is a task only half completed.

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Financial Times

Good
Reviewed by Anna Godfrey on Feb 26 2016

...Lockhart elegantly depicts these creatures of the sky and, in so doing, celebrates the natural richness of the country over which they fly.

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