From the list on the Goshawk (the "Phantom of the Forest").
Who am I?
I devoted most of my career to conservation charities and now write full-time. Besides my book Looking for the Goshawk, I've published regular articles about this species and the issues around it. In an age of increased awareness of the need for rewilding, the goshawk becomes especially interesting, although it receives little of the airtime given to other birds of prey, and mammals. If we are serious about fixing ecosystems and living with raw nature and having any credibility or moral compass when bemoaning nature loss in other parts of the world, we need to get real about the importance of accommodating keystone species like the goshawk.
Conor's book list on the Goshawk (the "Phantom of the Forest")
Why did Conor love this book?
Helen Macdonald, Richard Hines and I first met on a foggy winter’s day in Oxford back in 2009, and quickly formed an unofficial T. H. White Goshawk fan club. We were all incubating books of different kinds, with the common element of T. H. White’s book The Goshawk. We continued to share thoughts and information as our books took shape.
Helen’s book describes how she sought solace in a goshawk following the shattering loss of her father. She compares notes on her hawk training experience with White.
The lines between her and the hawk become blurred. In many passages the prose is vivid. "The hawk had filled the house with wildness as a bowl of lilies fills a house with scent." "She looks new... a thing hammered of metal and scales and glass."