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Enraptured by raptors

With eagles now apparently the our best defence against drones, James Macdonald Lockhart’s Raptor is a timely survey of Britain’s elusive birds of prey

13 February 2016

9:00 AM

13 February 2016

9:00 AM

Raptor: A Journey through Birds James Macdonald Lockhart

Fourth Estate, pp.376, £16.99, ISBN: 9780007459872

The fewer birds there are, the more books about them, particularly of the literary kind. Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk swept all the prizes; and James Macdonald Lockhart has already won a £10,000 Royal Society of Literature Award for Non-Fiction to fund research for his debut. It is of the quest variety, recently popularised by William Fiennes, Horatio Clare, Mark Avery and others.

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