'The chronicle of the training and taming of one of Germany's noblest birds of prey ' - blurb
|A page from TH White's journal - more here|
A masterpiece of everyday awareness, the small things observed with a precise eye (a 'Naples yellow' dawn). The story of an intimate relationship between a man and a wild bird, with it's shifts and balances. It's also a celebration of one man's practicality and improvisation, as he makes perches and straps out of everyday materials.
White admits that training the goshawk has deepened his understanding of the frequent hawking references in Shakespeare's plays