The Prentice Boy by Ray Rumsby | ebook
‘I was genuinely sorry to finish this book. It had me completely engaged… and I loved the clever surprise in the middle of it.’
Louis de Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin
In 1820, London aquatint artist William Daniell hires Jesse Cloud, a homeless teenager, as his apprentice. Nothing is as it seems. A tour of East Anglia forces them to confront each other’s secrets and their own delusions. The artist must learn how to see and his prentice must learn how to survive – while the truth shatters all.
Today’s concerns of inequality, refugees and gender identity powerfully resonate in this notable debut novel. Read it to discover both their world and ours.