The Changeling

Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00809502
Released: Feb 17, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781847674630
Publisher: Canongate Books
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A "witty, affecting novel" of a friendship between a troubled teenager and his well-meaning teacher—and the tragic path it sets them on (Financial Times). Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charlie Forbes, sees something in Tom and his seemingly insolent smile. So, Charlie's decides to take Tom on holiday with his own familybut his high-minded intentions lead to tragic consequences. From one of Scotland's greatest writers, The Changeling explores how goodness and innocence is compromised when faced with the pressures of growing up and becoming part of society. A modern Scottish classic, this edition includes an introduction by Alan Spence and an afterword by Andrew Marr.

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