The Goshawk

Training a hawk is nothing like training a dog – in all its fundamentals it is an act of seduction, and in her introduction to this stunning account of the process, Marie Winn refers to the book as ‘an unmistakable love song’. White himself writes ‘I had loved Gos. I always loved the unteachable, the untouchable, the underdog ... He had hated and distrusted me, the intransigent small robber baron. He had had guts to stand up against love so long.’