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Skybound: A Journey in Flight Reviews

Skybound: A Journey in Flight by Rebecca Loncraine

Skybound: A Journey In Flight

Rebecca Loncraine

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781447273868

For fans of H is for Hawk and Wild, Skybound is a deeply personal memoir about learning to fly.

  • The GuardianBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Arifa Akbar
24 May 2018

"a euphoric, courageous book "

This feeling remains throughout the book as she describes the teeming life of the sky – the cumulus clouds and the birds within touching distance that occasionally stare her full in the eye. Some of the most breathtaking passages are of birdlife. “I feel like I’ve entered the realm of birds,” she says of her brushes with vultures, buzzards, kites and starlings. Just as Helen Macdonald channelled her grief, and recovery, through contact with a goshawk in H Is for Hawk, Loncraine feels herself reawakened by soaring alongside these birds.