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No Way But Gentlenesse

Richard Hines / Jonathan Keeble
Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common it seemed all too likely that Richard Hines would end up working in the pits especially when unlike his older brother Barry he failed the 11+. Crushed by this and persecuted by the cruelty of his teachers Richard spent his time in the fields. One morning he came across a nest of kestrels. Instantly captivated he sought out ancient falconry texts from the local library. With just these books and some ingenuity 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.

  • Published by Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st October 2016
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 21 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781445060507