A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave
Author: Barry Hines
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2000-05-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 014190383X

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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 nothing else can. Intense and raw and bitingly honest, A KETREL FOR A KNAVE was first published in 1968 and was also madeinto a highly acclaimed film, 'Kes', directed by Ken Loach.

The Play of Kes

The Play of Kes
Author: Barry Hines
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1993
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780435232887

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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. In this dramatization of Barry Hines's novel, 15-year-old Billy trains a kestrel for whom he learns to feel great affection.

British Film

British Film
Author: Jim Leach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780521654197

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Kes

Kes
Author: Barry Hines
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781854594860

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"This new stage adaptation of Barry Hines' well-known film and novel once again proves its gritty charm and popular staying power..." --Back cover.

In My Own Shire

In My Own Shire
Author: Stephen Wade
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780313321825

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Highlights the importance of regional consciousness in British literature in the Victorian and modern periods.

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power

British Literature in Transition  1960   1980  Flower Power
Author: Kate McLoughlin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2018-12-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1108573452

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This volume traces transitions in British literature brought about by the rapid, momentous and far-reaching changes of the 1960s and 1970s, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It looks at innovations in form, considering experimental poetry, fiction and drama, and explores the literature of emergent identities in race, gender, sexuality and class. It considers changes in attitudes and in the mind itself: the growth of environmentalism, perceptions of the past, psychedelia, the sexual revolution, and information control. It examines local and regional developments, visiting Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Finally, it focuses on shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors - two poets, two dramatists and a novelist: Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes, Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill, and Iris Murdoch.

Ks3 Success Workbook English 4 7

Ks3 Success Workbook English 4 7
Author: Kath Jordan
Publsiher: Letts and Lonsdale
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2007
Genre: English language
ISBN: 9781843157670

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Presented in a clear and accessible way, the 'Key Stage 3 Success Workbooks' cover everything students need to know for Key Stage 3, providing different styles of questions to test students' knowledge on any given subject.

Class

Class
Author: Gary Day
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780415182232

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This account traces the phenomenon of class from the medieval to the postmodern period, examining its relevance to analysis. It shows the role of class in literary constructions of the social, and the relations between class and culture.

The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950 2000

The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction  1950 2000
Author: Dominic Head
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2002-03-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780521669665

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In this introduction to post-war fiction in Britain, Dominic Head shows how the novel yields a special insight into the important areas of social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. Head's study is the most exhaustive survey of post-war British fiction available. It includes chapters on the state and the novel, class and social change, gender and sexual identity, national identity and multiculturalism. Throughout Head places novels in their social and historical context. He highlights the emergence and prominence of particular genres and links these developments to the wider cultural context. He also provides provocative readings of important individual novelists, particularly those who remain staple reference points in the study of the subject. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. An invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.

Wild Things

Wild Things
Author: Jack Halberstam
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1478012625

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In Wild Things Jack Halberstam offers an alternative history of sexuality by tracing the ways in which wildness has been associated with queerness and queer bodies throughout the twentieth century. Halberstam theorizes the wild as an unbounded and unpredictable space that offers sources of opposition to modernity's orderly impulses. Wildness illuminates the normative taxonomies of sexuality against which radical queer practice and politics operate. Throughout, Halberstam engages with a wide variety of texts, practices, and cultural imaginaries—from zombies, falconry, and M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong! to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and the career of Irish anticolonial revolutionary Roger Casement—to demonstrate how wildness provides the means to know and to be in ways that transgress Euro-American notions of the modern liberal subject. With Wild Things, Halberstam opens new possibilities for queer theory and for wild thinking more broadly.

The Cinema of Ken Loach

The Cinema of Ken Loach
Author: Jacob Leigh
Publsiher: Wallflower Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781903364314

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"The Cinema of Ken Loach: Art in the Service of the People examines the linking of art and politics that distinguishes the work of this leading British film director. Loach's films manifest recurrent themes over a long period of working with various collaborators, yet his handling of those themes has changed throughout his career. This book examines those changes as a way of reaching an understanding of Loach's style and meaning. It evaluates how Loach incorporates his political beliefs and those of his writers into his work and augments this thematic interpretation with contextual information gleaned from original archive research and new interviews."--BOOK JACKET.

Barry Hines

Barry Hines
Author: David Forrest
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-19
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1526123754

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Barry Hines’s novel A Kestrel for a Knave, adapted for the screen as Kes, is one of the best-known and well-loved novels of the post-war period, while his screenplay for the television drama Threads is central to a Cold War-era vision of nuclear attack. But Hines published a further eight novels and nine screenplays between the 1960s and 1990s, as well as writing eleven other works which remain unpublished and unperformed. This study examines the entirety of Hines’s work. It argues that he used a great variety of aesthetic forms to represent the lives of working-class people in Britain during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and into the post-industrial conclusion of the twentieth century. It also makes the case that, as well as his literary flair for poetic realism, Hines’s authorial contributions to the films of his novels show the profoundly collaborative nature of these works.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire
Author: Alex Preston
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-13
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1472152255

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'Delightful . . . an original look at the literature inspired by Britain's birdlife' the Guardian, Best Nature Books of 2017 '[The] pages light up with feathered magic' Evening Standard When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life. Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds. It will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light. 'A joyful and a wondrous book . . . Each bird illustrated by Gower in a mixture of gouache and watercolour that brings to mind both William Morris and Eric Ravilious' the Observer 'I can see it under the Christmas tree of every family with a bird feeder and a copy of the RSPB Handbook . . . Preston captures his birds beautifully' The Times

Mediascripts

Mediascripts
Author: Simon Page
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2004
Genre: Children's plays, English
ISBN: 9780435233341

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These media scripts are written specifically for Key Stage 3 and intended to resource the National Curriculum and Framework objectives for teaching English and Media. Accompanying activities provide links to the Framework for teaching English.

Looking North

Looking North
Author: Dave Russell
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780719051784

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Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, television, feature film, music and sport, this book assesses the portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of Englishness. The relationship between these cultural forms and the construction of regional identity has received only limited consideration and this fascinating work provides not only much new information, but also a map for future writers. The North, although seen ultimately as other and the subject of much critical comment, is also shown here as capable of stimulating the creative imagination and invigorating English culture in sometimes surprising ways.

Kes

Kes
Author: Barry Hines
Publsiher: Michael Joseph
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1974-01-01
Genre: Boys
ISBN: 9780718112257

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SUMMARY: Billy, the younger son of a miner's family living in poverty in the North of England, hated by his teachers, peers and brother, has no interests other than petty crime until he reads a book on falconry. The young kestrelhe stealsfrom its nest and trains is his only friend and obesson, until his brother kills it in an act ofpetty spitefulness.

No Way But Gentlenesse

No Way But Gentlenesse
Author: Richard Hines
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1408868032

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“There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke” Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at the end of shifts, and praying for his father's safe return. It seemed all too likely that he would follow in his father's footsteps and end up working in the pits, especially when to his mother's horror and his own he failed the 11+, so that unlike his older brother Barry, who had passed the exam to grammar school and who seemed to be heading for great things, Richard was left without hope of academic achievement. Crushed by this, and persecuted by the cruelty of his teachers, Richard spent his time in the fields and meadows just beyond the colliery slag heap. One morning, walking in the grounds of a ruined medieval manor, he came across a nest of kestrels. Instantly captivated, he sought out ancient falconry texts from the local library, and pored over the strange and beautiful language there. With just these books, some ingenuity, and his profound respect for the hawk's indomitable wildness, Richard learned to “man”, or train, his kestrel, Kes, and in the process grow into the man he would become. Richard and his experiences with kestrels inspired Barry's classic novel A Kestrel for a Knave. When production began on what would become Ken Loach's iconic film Kes, Richard found himself training the kestrels that would soar on screen and into cinematic history. No Way But Gentlenesse is a superb, moving memoir of one remarkable boy's love for a forgotten culture, and his attempt to find salvation in the natural world.