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Jamila Gavin was born in India to teacher parents. By the age of eleven she had lived in an Indian palace in the Punjab, a flat in a bombed out street in Shepherd's Bush, a bungalow in Poona, near Mumbai and a terraced house in Ealing.

Coram Boy won the 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has been adapted into a highly acclaimed stage play. Jamila’s other novels include The Surya Trilogy, Danger By Moonlight and The Robber Baron's Daughter.

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