Author Helen Macdonald talking to the BBC after winning Costa 'Book of the Year' 2014
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H is for Hawk author: 'I didn't think anyone would read it'

Helen Macdonald's memoir H is for Hawk has been named Costa Book of the Year 2014.

The book is the author's personal account of training a goshawk as a way of dealing with grief following her father's death.

Speaking after receiving the award she told the BBC she was thrilled to have won and talked about her surprise at the book's success.

  • 27 Jan 2015
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