Coram Boy

Coram Boy

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Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Set in the eighteenth century, Coram Boy is a tale of two cities and a tale of two boys: Toby, saved from an African slave ship, and Aaron, the illegitimate heir to a great estate. It’s also a tale of fathers and sons: slave-trader, Otis, and his son Meshak; and landowner Sir William Ashbrook and the son he disinherits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854598943
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: Nick Hern Book Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 688,695
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jamila Gavin was born in India of an Indian father and English mother, but spent part of her childhood in Shepherd's Bush. She joined the BBC and started writing in 1979. Helen Edmundson's breakthrough came in 1992 with her award winning adaptation of "Anna Karenina" for Shared Experience, for whom she also adapted "The Mill on the Floss". Her adaptation of "War and Peace" was staged at the National Theatre in 1996.

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Coram Boy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such an awesome read!!!! I love this book!!! I mean. .. it's like the whole package! This is sooo eighteenth century. Society was so important--getting in was like nearly impossible, but leaving it????!!! That was what Alexander did because his father (rich guy) didn't approve of music professions, but rather militaristic and upper societal ones. Oh , and there were other events tied to Alexander that weren't the greatest either. He caused them, but other than that, I thought the book was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I can identify with Alexander & Aaron because I wish I had majored in music myself instead of dull, uninteresting information technology. I especially like the chapters with Handel -- I just LOVE him, God bless him, if he were living I'd want to meet him & perform for him! I love books about music, especially set in ancient times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was Jamila Gavin's first book that i read and i think that it was absolutely fantastic, it is very sad and moving, but also in some place it can make you laugh i reccomend this book to absolutely everyone!