Helen Macdonald found a new way of looking at life when she trained a goshawk, and has written an award-winning bestseller about the experience. Photo: Corbis

A wing and a prayer: how Helen Macdonald got a new lease on life from her goshawk

Grieving and jobless, Macdonald found solace and purpose (and plenty of difficulty) in training a bird of prey – and has written a bestselling book about her experience

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Helen Macdonald found a new way of looking at life when she trained a goshawk, and has written an award-winning bestseller about the experience. Photo: Corbis
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