Kes Lives!

“Is it tame?” Is it heck tame, it’s trained that’s all. It’s fierce, and it’s wild, an’ it’s not bothered about anybody, not even about me right. And that’s why it’s great.”
Barry Hines, A Kestrel For A Knave

One of the greatest books of all time, adapted into one of the greatest films of all time. We are all Billy Caspar and Kes is the dream each of us yearns for.

Here’s the above drawing, used for a mock-up for Ken Loach’s 1969 adaptation:

My 2013 painting ‘A Kestrel For A Knave’:

Available as a print. Details here.

John Cameron – theme from Kes

John Cameron – Dawn: Billy sees Kes in the Tower (Kes soundtrack)

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