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Coram boy

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405277037

Publication Date: 8 Jan 2015

Subject: Younger teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary

AR: 6.3 MY

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Epic story of a man who trades in illegitimate children and a child who survives and is reunited with his gentleman father.

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Summary

Epic story of a man who trades in illegitimate children and a child who survives and is reunited with his gentleman father.

A tale of two cities : Gloucester and London

A tale of two boys : Toby, saved from an African slave ship; Aaron, the illegitimate son of the heir to a great estate.

A tale of fathers and sons : Otis, dealing in the vilest trade of all, and his son Meshak, not quite of this world; Sir William Ashbrook, landowner, and Alexander, the son he disinherits.

An epic journey fraught with every danger and excitement, until love triumphs over hatred and corruption.

NOTE : The child abuse in question concerns neglect and exploitation rather than sexual or overt physical/psychological abuse. The abuse provides the context rather than the main focus of the novel. There are no particularly harrowing scenes.
NOTE : Winner of the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award 2000.

Contents

p1 Prologue

Part one : 1741
p9 The Coram man
p19 The black dog
p34 Meshak's angel
p39 Thomas and Alexander
p61 Dawdley Dan
p72 The orphanage
p86 The cottage in the woods
p97 Sir William returns
p105 The ball
p120 Jealousies
p133 The Coram hospital
p145 When the voice breaks
p160 A quickening
p171 Autumn apples

Part two : 1750
p183 Mother Catbrain
p200 Meeting in the chapel
p212 Old friends
p216 Partings
p226 Mementoes
p234 Apprenticed out
p246 A face from the past
p257 Discovery
p266 Child slaves
p274 Messiah
p283 There came six boys
p296 The Coram boy
p301 Recognition
p312 On the run
p316 Everything is time
p323 'Save him, sir!'
p332 The river flows to the sea
p349 The crying wood
p353 Epilogue

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Subject
Younger teen novels
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8 Jan 2015
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ISBN
9781405277037
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Paperback
Pages
358
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
250g
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