Vesper Flights

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Animals don’t exist 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. This book presents a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world. Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved pieces, along with new essays on topics and stories ranging from nostalgia and science fiction to the true account of a refugee’s flight to the UK.

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**

‘Thrilling dispatches from a vanishing world’ Observer

Animals don’t exist 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.

From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk comes Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.

Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best-loved writing along with new pieces covering a thrilling range of subjects. There are essays here on headaches, on catching swans, on hunting mushrooms, on twentieth-century spies, on numinous experiences and high-rise buildings; on nests and wild pigs and the tribulations of farming ostriches.

Vesper Flights is a book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make the world around us. Moving and frank, personal and political, it confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers. A perfect read for anyone looking for renewed appreciation for the natural world.

‘Helen Macdonald is one of the best nature writers now working’ The Telegraph

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Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 261

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

508 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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