Gryce from Kestrel for a Knave and Mr.
Papers - Treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
The novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, is about a young boy who doesn’t fit in much, he doesn’t have a farther and gets picked on at school, to top it all off he has a terrible home life with his brother Jud bullying him and his mum going off every night drinking....
A Kestrel For A Knave Billy doesn't exactly ..
I’ve got a three bits of research on the go: a monograph (co-written with Sue Vice) about the Barnsley-born writer Barry Hines, most famous for his novel A Kestrel for a Knave; a volume of essays on cinematic representations of suburbia (co-edited with our very own Jonathan Rayner, and Graeme Harper who works at Oakland in the US); and a chapter for a book on class and TV drama that I’m co-editing with Beth Johnson (Keele University).