GRMG’s new honorary President

We are thrilled and delighted that the one & only Helen Macdonald has agreed to be honorary president of our fledgling raptor group.

Helen is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir ‘H Is For Hawk‘, which follows her previous book ‘Falcon‘. It details the story of how she came to acquire and train Mabel, a goshawk, after being overwhelmed by sadness following the sudden death of her father in 2007.  The book has been widely accoladed and has now won the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Claire Tomalin, chairman of the judges for the prize described ‘H Is For Hawk’ as

…a book unlike any other, about an obsession with a wild creature, brought to life in prose sometimes technical and always striking, and set in English landscapes observed with a visionary eye. Writing about wildlife and the environment has never been better or better informed than this.

We are extremely thankful for Helen’s support.