23 Apr 2021

Helen Macdonald Vesper Flights

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 23 April 2021
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Photo: Penguin Random House UK

Acclaimed British nature writer Helen Macdonald's new book Vesper Flights is a collection of forty-one essays, some new and some older.

They have a unifying concern for the world's sixth great extinction, landscapes growing emptier each year; somehow becoming less than when we were children.

These stories are also an exploration of humans' ability to connect with animals, and crucially are a rallying cry to fight to save them. 

Helen is famous for her best selling 2015 book H is for Hawk

Helen is also a professional falconer, a science historian and affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.