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Barry Hines - Author

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A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave

Author: Barry Hines Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

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.

Kes

Kes

Author: Barry Hines, Robert Alan Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2013

A new adaptation of the classic book A Kestrel for a Knave, Kes tells the story of a day in the life of Billy Casper; a 15-year-old boy about to leave school and determined not to end up working down the pit like his older brother Jud. Billy doesn't know what he'll do, but one thing has changed his life forever, allowing him to soar above the narrow confines of his family and this town, his kestrel hawk, Kes. Kes is the story of Billy's heart. How it came to beat and how it came to break. The play was commissioned by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.

Kes (stage version)

Kes (stage version)

Author: Barry Hines Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2000

Splendid new version (The Times) of the well-known film and novel--a bestseller for over thirty years.

The Play Of Kes

The Play Of Kes

Author: Barry Hines Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/1993

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. In this dramatization of Barry Hines's novel, 15-year-old Billy trains a kestrel for whom he learns to feel great affection.

A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave

Author: Barry Hines Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1969

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.

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