Not Bad for a Bad Lad
Everyone thinks this lad is bad, even him. So it's no surprise when he's sent to Hollesley Bay Borstal. But then he starts to work in the prison stable, gaining the trust of the horses and the respect of Mr Alfie, and something begins to change. First person recount. Includes an appendix "The facts behind the story", with articles on young criminals in prison, Hollesley Bay, Suffolk Punch horses, and horses in the military. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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NOT BAD FOR A BAD LADUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A "bad lad" combines a passion for horses and music and makes good.An unnamed protagonist tells his early life story in retrospect for his grandchildren. Born at the end of World War II, never knowing ... Read full review