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One of a series offering classic and contemporary fiction for schools to suit a range of ages and tastes. On the moors above Haverston, an unknown beast is attacking livestock, and Haverston itself is threatened by another beast - the threat of unemployment - as the local mill is about to close.
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"* "One of the most exciting and talented writers we have." Philip Pullman * "Full of feeling, anger and explosiveness." Guardian * "An amazingly gifted writer." Times Educational Supplement * "One of the leading writers for teenagers of the decade." Observer"Book Description:
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.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. On the moors above Haverston, an unknown beast is at large. It is savage and destructive, attacking the livestock. Haverston itself is threatened by another beast â " the threat of unemployment â " as the local mill is about to close. Billy lives with his father and grandfather. He sees the beast as a symbol of the turmoil and uncertainty in his own life and decides to track it down and kill it. But it is a terrifying challenge, which he meets alone on the moors. Printed Pages: 144. Seller Inventory # 11463BV