A Kestrel for a Knave Paperback
by Barry Hines
Part of the Penguin Decades series
"Penguin Decades" bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain.
When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood.
All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.
Barry Hines' "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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141041704