Coram Boy

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by Jamila Gavin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wombles of Caboolture, Queensland Australia on 6/28/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Friday, June 28, 2019
Three interloping stories are combined to make this story of love, friendship and betrayal. There is the story of "The Coram Man" (Otis Gardiner), and his "simpleton" son, Meshak, who roam the country, London and Gloucester in particular, finding women in desperate need of their illegitimate babies being taken away to a good home, the Coram Hospital, an actual place still available to visit today. Then, there is the story of Alexander Ashbrook, the heir to the Ashbrook manor, and his friend, Thomas Ledbury, both choir boys and the very best of friends. While Alex's father, Sir William Ashbrook, wants his eldest son, Alex, to learn the ropes of running the household and all that comes with it, Alexander wants to pursue his musical talents and work at Gloucester Cathedral as a composer and musician. This leads to conflict and a split family. The final story is of Aaron, and his friend Toby. Aaron is the illegitimate son of Alexander Ashbrook, and his cousin, Melissa, and is extremely lucky to be alive and escaped Otis's wrath, being saved by Meshak, and together fleeing to the Coram Hospital. These 3 tales are entwined to create a truly gripping, gothic drama, a must-read.

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