Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Thursday, 8th October 2015
An Eagle in the Snow is a beautiful moral thriller about the man who could have stopped World War Two.
1940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see – and even harder to live with…
Michael Morpurgo speaks to Jude Kelly about what makes a good childhood. This is one of a series of daily keynote talks in which artists and speakers attempt to answer one of the central questions at WHY? festival, drawing on their own childhoods and personal views.
The award-winning authors discuss their writing with Nicolette Jones in this unique event.
100 years following the sinking of the Lusitania, Michael Morpurgo’s powerful and unforgettable novel, Listen to the Moon is now available in paperback.