Reviews

  • "It just sings. I couldn’t stop reading."

    Mark Haddon
  • "This beautiful book is at once heartfelt and clever in the way it mixes elegy with celebration: elegy for a father lost, celebration of a hawk found - and in the finding also a celebration of countryside, forbears of one kind and another, life-in-death. At a time of very distinguished writing about the relationship between human kind and the environment, it is immediately pre-eminent."

    Andrew Motion
  • "H is for Hawk is a dazzling piece of work: deeply affecting, utterly fascinating and blazing with love and intelligence… The result is a deeply human work shot through…with intelligence and compassion… I will be surprised if a better book than H is for Hawk is published this year."

    Melissa Harrison, Financial Times
  • "I'm convinced it's going to be an absolute classic of nature writing."

    Nick Barley, Guardian
  • "I can't remember the last time a book made me feel so many different things in such quick succession."

    Rachel Cooke, Guardian