Born into a
working class family, at the age of
thirteen years old Cornwell was sent to
Cotton College, a remote seminary. For
the next five years he lived under an
austere monastic regime as he wrestled
his faith, and his natural adolescent
rebelliousness and experienced the best
and the worst of monastic life.
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"Cornwell has written a psychologically
astute and often touching coming-of-age
story." - PW
"Part spiritual odyssey, part boarding school story, Cornwell's well-crafted memoir is filled with vivid descriptions of people and places and a young boy's struggle to find himself." - School Library Journal.
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