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Jamila was born in Mussoorie (Bombay), India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her Indian father and English mother met as teachers in Iran and by the age of eleven she had lived in an Indian palace in the Punjab, a flat in a bombed-outstreet in Shepherd’s Bush, a bungalow in Poona, near Mumbai, and a terraced house in Ealing. She settled into a little town cottage in Stroud,Gloucestershire twenty five years ago but she still loves to travel. She won the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year award with her book Coram Boy in 2000.