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Coram Boy

Jamila Gavin

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ISBN 10: 1405201932 / ISBN 13: 9781405201933
Verlag: Egmont Books Ltd 2002, 2002
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Verkäufer Robin Summers (Aldeburgh, Vereinigtes Königreich) Anzahl: 1
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Unread hardback signed by the author. Small crease to inside fold of dust jacket and some yellowing to pages otherwise fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A111591

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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

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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.

 

 

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Titel: Coram Boy

Verlag: Egmont Books Ltd 2002

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

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