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A Kestrel for a KnaveBilly Caspar struggles at school, always in trouble, and has a tough home life too with an impoverished and irresponsible mum, absent dad, and nasty elder step-brother. But he finds a diversion and inspiration in training up his kestrel, but the struggle to manage normal life too just gives him more problems.
by Barry Hines
Score: 7.5
Published: 1968
Read: February 20th 2010

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John said

Great, really enjoyable. Brilliant scenes at the school, with the visit to the headmaster and the football game being particularly good.

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