This Artistic Life is a new anthology by Barry Hines, the author
of Kes (A Kestral for a Knave).
These short stories, many previously unpublished, cover sport and
reflections on his home village of Hoyland Common in Barnsley, its
landscape and the colourful characters that people it. Most of the
pieces were written at the same time as his seminal novel which
has been a staple of English literature for 40 years.
Also included is a series of poems, both whimsical and profound,
and reflections on Hines' work by younger writers, Richard Benson
and Mark Hodkinson..
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