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Hines, Barry - A Kestrel for a Knave - ( Item 127632 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2017. First Thus. Fine Hardback. Fine Dustjacket. This cornerstone of British literature famously explores manís relationship with nature, via a young boyís unexpected passion for falconry. A specially printed translucent dust jacket accompanies this splendid gift edition. Bound in printed cloth with printed translucent dust jacket. Set in Swift with Hebden display. 232 pages. Four-colour title-page spread and 10 integrated black & white illustrations. Printed endpapers 8? x 5ľ?. Please note: this edition has a translucent dust jacket in place of a slipcase. The binding depicts the Yorkshire countryside, with a translucent dust jacket superimposing the lonely figures of Billy and Kes over the landscape. This is the first illustrated edition, and artist David Howe has provided a series of integrated black-and-white images that convey both the stirring power of nature and the stark realism of the Yorkshire mining community. He has also created a stunning full-colour image of Kes for the title page. Billy Casperís bleak future seems inevitable. Dismissed as hopeless at school and neglected by the remnants of his family, in weeks he will be joining his brutish brother down the mines. However, his affinity for the natural world offers a sliver of hope; he raises a wild kestrel, which he names Kes, and her quiet strength and independence strikes a chord with the troubled teenager. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Ken Loach, A Kestrel for a Knave remains a cornerstone of British fiction.

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