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A Kestrel for a Knave

(1968)
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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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-941147-87-9 / 978-1-941147-87-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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March 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (New Windmills KS4)
Author(s): Mr Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-435-12460-9 / 978-0-435-12460-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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October 1993 : UK Hardback

Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (M Books)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-17-432508-8 / 978-0-17-432508-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational
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April 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: Kestrel for a Knave: Teaching Resources
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-900085-02-X / 978-1-900085-02-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: B & D Publishing
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November 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (M-Books)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-17-432295-X / 978-0-17-432295-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
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April 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-7181-1225-3 / 978-0-7181-1225-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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July 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Kestrel For A Knave (English Library)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-08-006431-0 / 978-0-08-006431-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pergamon
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September 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-86009-085-X / 978-0-86009-085-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-241-97896-3 / 978-0-241-97896-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-941147-88-7 / 978-1-941147-88-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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2000 : UK Paperback

Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-029499-6 / 978-0-14-029499-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-029551-8 / 978-0-14-029551-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-356640-7 / 978-0-14-356640-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2010 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Decades)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-104170-6 / 978-0-14-104170-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (The Times newspaper editions)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-104836-0 / 978-0-14-104836-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-85613-267-6 / 978-1-85613-267-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gentle Satan: My Father, Abe Saffron
Author(s): Alan Saffron
ISBN: 0-7181-0496-X / 978-0-7181-0496-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-103104-2 / 978-0-14-103104-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A "Kestrel for a Knave"
Author(s): Aimey Orville, Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-4058-5179-1 / 978-1-4058-5179-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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November 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: A KESTREL FOR A KNAVE (pearson ed/caribbean only edition )
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-103176-X / 978-0-14-103176-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave: AND A Kestrel for a Knave, CXC Student Edition
Author(s): Mr Orville Aimey, Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-4058-6311-0 / 978-1-4058-6311-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-118498-1 / 978-0-14-118498-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1973 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Decades)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-002952-4 / 978-0-14-002952-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kes (a Kestrel for a Knave)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-84262-141-6 / 978-1-84262-141-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Kestrel For a Knave(with a New Afterword) (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 0-14-118139-7 / 978-0-14-118139-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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February 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: "Kestrel for a Knave": SmartPass Audio Education Study Guides
Author(s): Barry Hines, Mike Reeves
ISBN: 1-903362-01-6 / 978-1-903362-01-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Smartpass Ltd
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January 2000 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave: Student Edition SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide
Author(s): Barry Hines, Mike Reeves
ISBN: 1-903362-08-3 / 978-1-903362-08-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: SmartPass Ltd
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January 1980 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Kes: A Kestrel for a Knave
Author(s): Barry Hines
ISBN: 1-85848-146-5 / 978-1-85848-146-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Listen for Pleasure
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Barry Hines
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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March 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Decades)
Author(s): Barry Hines
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2000 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barry Hines
Publisher: Penguin
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