A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave

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This is a powerful story of survival in a tough, joyless world. Billy Casper is a troubled teenager growing up in a Yorkshire mining town. 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 Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 111 x 181mm
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0143566407
  • 9780143566403
  • 1,144,723

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