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A kestrel for a knave

By: Hines, Barry

Part of the Penguin Essentials series
0241978963 / 9780241978962
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19 cm 176 pages
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Quiz No: 217230, Points 9.00, Book Level 5.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1968.

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.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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