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The Nature of the Beast
 

The Nature of the Beast (Paperback, New edition)

By Howker, Janni

This is a powerful novel about a community devastated by unemployment and shaken by the fear of a terrifying beast roaming the moors - which young Bill Coward is determined to track down at any cost. It started out as a game. A game that Billy and his friend Mick play to take the...ir minds off the fact that the mill might be closing and everyone could lose their jobs. They'll hunt down the Haverston Beast, that's killing sheep and hens and maybe even men, and kill it. So what if the farmers say it's just a dog - they know that it's real and they're out to prove it. But then Billy's dad finds out that the mill might close for ever, and suddenly the game doesn't seem so much fun any more - and the terrifying Beast might be closer to home than Billy imagined...An astonishing novel about the monster that is unemployment, and its devastating effects on a local community, The Nature of the Beast is as painfully truthful and relevant today as it was when it was first published, to critical acclaim, in 1985.
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ISBN 9781406329902
Released NZ 1 Mar 2011
Publisher Walker Books
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781406329902
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Released 1 Mar 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Howker, Janni
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 170g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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