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Life's triumphs and tragedies - aided by a hawk

Advantages: Beautifully written, moving, candid, evocative
Disadvantages: At times quotations slightly intrusive

Not easy to categorise, this is at one and the same time a nature book, an autobiography, and an evocation. Whilst it won’t be to all tastes, I found it spellbinding, poignant, and beautifully written. Essentially it tells, in the first person, of the f ...

2mennycds 05.08.2017 · Read full review
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Review of H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

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One man, two dogs, and a falcon

Advantages: Fascinating, first person account
Disadvantages: Some may object to the idea of "hunting"

...To me, there is just something about birds of prey, and hawks or falcons in particular. For my 50th birthday I was treated to a day at a falconry centre, handling various birds and going out with one of the falconers in the afternoon with a Harris hawk o ...

2mennycds 21.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Falconry Reflections - Bob Dalton

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A True Story of love, desperation and GPS technology

Advantages: Fabulous illustrations and a story I could relate to
Disadvantages: Sometimes looking at yourself through the mirror of someone else's story can be hard.

Perfect Presents I have three wonderful Dutch lesbian friends who treat me and my husband like family. For my birthday this year they each chose a book to send to me. Each book was about a cat and each book had a very moving little handwritten note o ...

koshkha 08.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Lost Cat - Caroline Paul

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Excellent for dog owners as well as wildlife fans.

Advantages: Shed new life on the alpha dog myths, beautiful photos, very informative.
Disadvantages: Printed cover would have been nice.

From the time my children were able to speak, I have given them a "book allowance". A couple of times each month they are allowed to choose anything they would like to read from Amazon and I pay for it. This book was chosen by my youngest son, age 6, as h ...

Marge3781 12.05.2015 ·
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Review of The Hidden Life of Wolves - Jim Dutchner

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A fun, entertaining book, but doesn't live up to its promises.

Advantages: Fun to read, good stories
Disadvantages: Lacking facts and evidence, doesn't really fit the title or description.

...Despite my mediocre rating, this is by no means a bad book. It is fun to read and highly entertaining. I just feel that it didn't quite live up to the claims made in the title and the product description. I was expecting something a bit more scientific, ...

Marge3781 10.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Modern Dog - Stanley Coren

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