Jamila Gavin – Coram Boy

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by in Arts

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Coram Boy by Jamila Coram won the 2000 Whitbread Prize for a children’s book. It is set in the 18th century, based on the Foundling Hospital established by sea captain Thomas Coram. Coram Boy has been dramatised by Helen Edmundson and staged in a highly praised production by the Royal National Theatre and briefly in 2007 on Broadway.

Jamila Coram was born in Mussoorie, India in the foothills of the Himalayas and now lives in Stroud.

See also Jamila talking about her book ‘The Robber Baron’s Daughter’ that ranges from the underworld of Bulgaria to the buzz of central London – see short video at: http://youtu.be/5e_ZTxMmBns

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