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Helen Macdonald's collection of essays about "love for the glittering world of non-human life around us". Today, Helen reflects on the changing landscape of her childhood home.

Helen Macdonald reads from her new collection of essays about "love for the glittering world of non-human life around us."

Vesper Flights is the hotly anticipated essay collection by Helen Macdonald - her first book since the publication of her award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world and they celebrate its “quality of wonder".

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

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Tue 25 Aug 2020 00:30

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