About this book
New edition of the story filmed as "Kes", with a new afterword by the author. "Gritty, moving, it has the stuff that endures" "Daily Mail".
Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk.