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A Kestrel For A Knave

by Barry Hines
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Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a disillusioned teenager growing up in a small Yorkshire mining town. Violence is commonplace and he is frequently cold and hungry. Yet he is determined to be a survivor and when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk he discovers a passion in life.Billy identifies with her proud silence and she inspired in him the trust and love that n