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A Kestrel for a Knave

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The classic book that inspired Kes, the famous film, now published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties.

Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school.

He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.

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Penguin Books Ltd
0241978963 / 9780241978962
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
176 pages
19 cm
Quiz No: 217230, Points 9.00, Book Level 5.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1968.