A Kestrel for a Knave (Paperback)
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A Kestrel for a Knave (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 25/01/1973
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Hines’s classic story of a troubled Yorkshire lad and the salvation he finds in raising a kestrel hawk combines a bleakly compelling coming-of-age tale with a blistering slice of social realism.

Billy Casper is a boy with nowhere to go and nothing to say; part of the limbo generation of school leavers too old for lessons and too young to know anything about the outside world. He hates and is hated. His family and friends are mean and tough and they're sure he's going to end up in big trouble. But Billy knows two things about his own world. He'll never work down the mines and he does know about animals. His only companion is his kestrel hawk, trained from the nest, and, like himself, trained but not tamed, with the will to destroy or to be destroyed.

This in not just another book about growing up in the north - it's as real as a slap in the face to those who think that orange juice and comprehensive schools have taken the meanness out of life in the raw working towns.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140029529
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 92 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 9 mm

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“It soars”

This is a classic kitchen sink drama that revolves around Billy casper, a scrawny teenager growing up in yorkshire, he is something of a non entity in the eyes of his peers and his life has no particular direction,... More

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“oldie but goodie”

read this for the first time in my 20s but still really enjoyed 40 years later, would recommend to young and old alike

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“Heart wrenchingly brilliant”

At times I simply don't understand some people. Now I'm adding 'people who have given kestrel for a knave fewer than four star reviews' to the list of people I don't understand. They seem to... More

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