Puffin Plated: a brand-new classics concept bringing together two favorite pastimes—reading and eating! Deluxe, full-color, illustrated editions of classic novels accompanied by a selection of recipes by high-profile chefs. Commemorating this classic Christmas tale on its 175th anniversary.
Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.
Small-time actor Sheridan Haynes has a rather unhealthy preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So when the chance comes for him to play the famous detective in a TV series, it seems his dreams have come true.