Barry Hines A Kestrel for a Knave

ISBN 13: 9781445061221

A Kestrel for a Knave

9781445061221: A Kestrel for a Knave

Billy Casper has few prospects. Determined not to follow his brother down the pit, he is floundering at school and under pressure at home. The wild hawk he finds and trains gives him direction and passion he has never expected before. But events threaten not only the fate of the hawk but also Billy's growing self respect.

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Barry Hines was born in the mining village of Hoyland Common, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Educated at Eccelsfield Grammar School, Hines then worked as an apprentice mining surveyor and played football for Barnsley before studying Physical Education at Loughborough Training College. He taught for several years in London and Yorkshire before becoming a full-time writer. Hines has written 8 other novels and television scripts.

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