Enter this month's book competition to win one of three signed copies of Falcon by bestselling natural history writer Helen Macdonald.

In this beautifully written book, Helen Macdonald draws on her personal experience and knowledge of falconry to explore the history and lore of this compelling bird of prey.

Macdonald ranges across the globe and over many millennia, taking in natural history, myth and legend, falconry, science and conservation, and falcons in the military, in urban settings and the corporate world. Along the way we discover how falcons were mobilized in secret military projects, their links with espionage, the Third Reich and the space programme, and even how they have featured in erotic stories.

Falcon is for lovers of the countryside, birdwatchers or anyone who enjoyed reading H is for Hawk.

How to enter

Three winners will each win one signed copy of the paperback edition of Falcon. To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the question below. Good luck!

Question: Falcons belong to which genus?

Please email your answer to with Falcon Competition in the subject field.

The competition will close at 6pm on 2nd April 2018.

We're sorry but the competition is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Please see our full terms and conditions here.

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