The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

    The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.


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    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time in the 'classic reads' section above.

    Book On One Monday 5 January 2015

    This week’s book is H is for Hawk, a memoir by Helen Macdonald. This memoir won the prestigious Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction in 2014 - the first memoir to ever do so.

    Devastated by the sudden death of her father, Helen has acquired a young goshawk called Mabel, whom she intends to train. Having brought the hawk to her Cambridge home, Helen, who has been obsessed with falconry since childhood, is now faced with the challenge of training the bird. 

    H is for Hawk is read by Karen Ardiff.

    Abridged by Anna Carey.

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