Month: August 2017

Looking for Hope in A Kestrel for a Knave

Looking for Hope in A Kestrel for a Knave

Whether for pleasure or for studies, I’ve always had a penchant for working-class literature and film. Throughout my undergraduate degree I would regularly attempt to shoehorn the films and novels of the ‘angry young men’ and British New Wave into my essays, finding any excuse […]

Discovering ‘The Forgotten Army’ in Elvis over England

Discovering ‘The Forgotten Army’ in Elvis over England

“He revved the engine to the clear the way, and he saw them raise their glasses in the rear-view mirror, he felt like a conquering hero.” This extract is taken from Barry Hines’s last novel, Elvis over England, published in 1998. The novel centres on […]