Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk.
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Half-hidden traces of the past, between Dodworth and Silkstone (2013) A lot woodland areas now look very rural and lush from afar - on closer inspection only meekly cover up an heavy-industry past. It's the funny thing about capitalism, that it leaves a world behind so fast (as it both redesigns itself and goes in search of cheaper labour) that it begins to look like the ancient lost ruins (such as the relics at Angkor, Cambodia) in a matter of decades rather than centuries.