Vesper Flights By Helen Macdonald

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01Tekels Park20200824

Helen Macdonald reads from her new collection of essays about "love for the glittering world of non-human life around us."

Vesper Flights is the hotly anticipated essay collection by Helen Macdonald - her first book since the publication of her award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world and they celebrate its “quality of wonder".

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald's collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

01Tekels Park20200824Helen Macdonald reads from her new collection of essays about "love for the glittering world of non-human life around us."

Vesper Flights is the hotly anticipated essay collection by Helen Macdonald - her first book since the publication of her award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world and they celebrate its “quality of wonder".

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald's collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

02High Rise20200825

Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection. Today, she is on the observation deck at the Empire State Building, and more than a thousand feet up she finds that the skies are 'teeming with unexpected biological abundance.'

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world, and celebrate it in all its wonder.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald views an aerial phenomenon from the Empire State Building.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

02High Rise20200825Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection. Today, she is on the observation deck at the Empire State Building, and more than a thousand feet up she finds that the skies are 'teeming with unexpected biological abundance.'

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world, and celebrate it in all its wonder.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald views an aerial phenomenon from the Empire State Building.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

03Eclipse20200826

Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection which explores the wonders to be found in the natural world.. Today, she considers crowds, community and the overwhelming experience of witnessing an eclipse.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald on crowds, community and the experience of witnessing an eclipse.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

03Eclipse20200826Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection which explores the wonders to be found in the natural world.. Today, she considers crowds, community and the overwhelming experience of witnessing an eclipse.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald on crowds, community and the experience of witnessing an eclipse.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

04Wicken & In Spight of Prisons20200827

Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection on nature in all its wonder. Today's themes are nature reserves and our precious relationship with the natural world.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the planet, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald on nature reserves and our precious relationship with the natural world.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

04Wicken And In Spight Of Prisons20200827Helen Macdonald reads from her new essay collection on nature in all its wonder. Today's themes are nature reserves and our precious relationship with the natural world.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the planet, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald on nature reserves and our precious relationship with the natural world.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

05Vesper Flights20200828

Helen Macdonald reads from her eagerly awaited new essay collection. Today, she considers swifts, finding them 'magical in the manner of all things that exist just a little beyond understanding.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world, and celebrate it in all its wonder.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald celebrates and learns life lessons from swifts.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.

05Vesper Flights20200828Helen Macdonald reads from her eagerly awaited new essay collection. Today, she considers swifts, finding them 'magical in the manner of all things that exist just a little beyond understanding.

Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's first book since the publication of the award-winning and best-selling H is for Hawk. Each essay in this collection by the acclaimed nature writer explores humanity’s connection with the natural world, our curiosity about it and our love for it, as well as its increasingly urgent fragility. The essays are also a reminder that we inhabit a beautiful world, and celebrate it in all its wonder.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. H is for Hawk won several prestigious prizes, including the Samuel Johnson and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Helen Macdonald celebrates and learns life lessons from swifts.

Helen Macdonald's new collection of essays about our relationship to the natural world.