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A classic close to my heart,
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This review is from: The Goshawk (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)
Bought this book for my 12yr old son who is keen on falconry but doesn't have his own bird. I was actually hoping it might stop his constant nagging of his parents to get him one! But this is a book particularly close to my heart anyway, as TH White was living in the cottage at Stowe Ridings when he wrote it - my family still farm there and indeed my uncle (then a boy) and grandfather are both mentioned in the book. I was interested too to see a photo of Tim (as he was known to us) in the front of this edition, with his bird at the back of the cottage. It is of course a classic and as well as being a manual of 'how not to do it' as far as training a Gos goes, I think reveals a lot about the character of this fascinating man.