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Vesper Flights

by Helen Macdonald

Paperback £9.99
Published 5th August 2021, 272 pages
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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.

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

Details

Vesper Flights
by Helen Macdonald

ISBN
9780099575467

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Aug. 5, 2021

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.7cm

Page count
272 pages