by Helen Macdonald (author and narrator)
Vesper Flights is a collection of essays by Helen Macdonald, author of the internationally acclaimed memoir H is for Hawk (winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and shortlisted for a National Book Critics Circle Award).
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“The message of this book is that our love of the natural world should not be self-love. We too easily see other lives, whether they are human or non-human lives, as mirrors of our own, and that sort of narcissism enrages the elemental gods… It shows very clearly that Helen Macdonald is not a one-book writer. This is a coruscating collection.” Read more...
Charles Foster, Medical Scientist
“Vesper Flights is a collection of more than 30 essays and there’s something really compelling about her narration of these stories…She’s precise, but she has a very engaging way of telling you about it, as if she were sitting with you saying, ‘I saw the most amazing thing! This is what I observed and this is what it made me think of.’ She takes you with her.” Read more...
Robin Whitten, Journalist