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Coram Boy

Gavin, Jamila

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ISBN 10: 1405201932 / ISBN 13: 9781405201933
Published by Egmont, London, 2002
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Friends of the Lubbock Public Library (Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.)

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Not ex-library copy. Hard cover with jacket - page edges yellowed - especially the upper page edges, black marker line across upper page edges. Jacket is nicked at the fold areas and is crinkled at the edges, partially removed sticker on jacket back. Text is clean. Author has signed the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015424

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Coram Boy

Publisher: Egmont, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: Reissue Edition.

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Synopsis:

A tale of tradition, corruption, strife and growing-up from award-winning author Jamila Gavin. Otis takes babies and money off desperate mothers, promising to deliver them to the Coram Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his mentally ill son, Mish. When Melissa, beloved of Alexander Ashbrook and daughter of his governess becomes pregnant by him, her mother arranges for the Otis to take the child, telling Melissa it was stillborn. Alexander, not knowing Melissa's condition, has fled his home for a career in music. But Mish manages to save Melissa's baby, Aaron, and he grows up with Toby, the son of an African slave, inseparable friends. Toby is a plaything at the house of rich Mr Gaddarn, who is, in fact, Otis. When Mish sees Aaron and Alexander together, and realises the family link, he takes Aaron and Toby to Otis, who rejects them. A way must be found to rescue them, but a great friend must die before the family can be reunited. A vivid, challenging and at times harrowing story from the author of the Surya Trilogy, Coram Boy is Jamila Gavin at her very best. 'Brilliant, moving and ultimately compelling' - Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Judging Panel

About the Author:

Jamila Gavin was born in India to teacher parents and by the age of eleven she had lived in an Indian palace in the Punjab, a flat in a bombed out street in Shepherd's Bush, a bungalow in Poona, near Mumbai and a terraced house in Ealing. Coram Boy won the 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has been adapted into a highly acclaimed stage play. Her other novels include The Surya Trilogy, Danger By Moonlight and The Robber Baron's Daughter.

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