Review – The Bookseller


“In this riveting memoir, Hines recalls growing up in a South Yorkshire mining village, and his struggle to find his place in life. After failing his 11+ and feeling crushed by the school system, he found salvation and a sense of purpose in falconry, captivated by ancient texts such as the 1619 one by Edmund Burt: “There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke.” If you read his brother Barry Hines’1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave in school, have ever watched the Ken Loach film, or loved H is for Hawk, this will prove enthralling reading.”

The Bookseller