The Prentice-Boy takes place in 1820. London aquatint artist, William Daniell, and Jesse Cloud, a homeless teenager, tell of their unusual partnership before, during and after an eventful sketching tour of the east coast. But all is not as it seems. When their travelling is over, both William and his prentice must make their own inner journeys, to expose others’ past betrayals, and to explore their own possibilities.
As the insecurity of our own day eerily comes to reflect life two centuries earlier, The Prentice-Boy’s careful balance of pathos with humour shows how the resilience of ‘ordinary people’ can become a source of hope.
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