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A Kestrel for a Knave

The resource comprises a wide range of notes - from character and plot summaries, to notes on the author himself. Most importantly it contains an extensive section of discussion points to be raised during class reading.

There is also a large variety of worksheets, note-making exercises, suggested creative writing tasks, speaking & listening tasks, ‘fun’ exercises, and other resources such as a map of the area in which the novel is set.

  • Accessible to students of all abilities
  • Stimulates discussion & prepares students for essay writing
  • Introduction + comprehensive guides to action
  • Characters and themes
  • Links themes to present day
  • Detailed textual analysis of important sections
  • Understanding the texts as 'drama'
  • Exercises/activities for class & homework
  • Discussion topics

"An invaluable compendium of notes, worksheets and activities to complement this working class classic."