Review – Richard Benson


“A spellbinding book. No Way But Gentlenesse is both a wonderful record of a time and place, and a testament to the power of nature to transcend both. It also reveals that the story behind Kes is just as compelling as the one in the original novel and film. Richard Hines’ memoir will be essential reading for fans of Kes … and shows how the people in the north’s industrialised landscapes had a strong, intimate and distinct relationships with the natural world.”

Richard Benson, The Number 1 Best Selling Author of The Farm