Coram Boy

Author: Jamila Gavin
Homepage 9781405277037

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  • : $26.00(NZD)
  • : 9781405277037
  • : Egmont UK Ltd
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  • : January 2015
  • : 198mm X 128mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
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Barcode 9781405277037
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Description

A vivd, compelling and harrowing tale from Whitbread award winning Jamila Gavin. The Coram man takes babies and money from desperate mothers, promising to deliver them safely to a Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his mentally ill son, Mish. Mish saves one, Aaron, who grows up happily unaware of his history, proving himself a promising musician. As Aaron's new life takes him closer to his real family, the watchful Mish makes a terrible mistake, delivering Aaron and his best friend Toby back into the hands of the Coram man.

Awards

Winner of Carnegie Medal 2000. Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2000.

Author description

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.