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A Kestrel For A Knave
A Kestrel For A Knave Barry Hines
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.
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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
Making its twenty-three-year-old author an overnight literary sensation, this story of isolated, lost lives intersecting in a small town in the American South is a masterpiece of humane sensitivity.
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The Road To Wigan Pier
The Road To Wigan Pier George Orwell
'We are mistaken when we say that 'It isn't the same for them as it would be for us', and that people bred in the slums can imagine nothing but the slums. For what I saw on her face was not the ignorant suffering of an animal.
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A Capote Reader
A Capote Reader Truman Capote
Truman Capote began writing when he was eight and became one of America's most versatile and gifted authors. A Capote Reader contains much of his published work: his dazzling fiction, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, as well as his prolific output of short stories . . . 
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