Wednesday, 30th January 2013
Michael Morpurgo will be speaking on 5th March at the Royal Geographical Society at an event called: What Does Afghanistan Mean to You?
Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 19:00, The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London.
Other speakers include Rory Stewart, Christina Lamb, Major Richard Streatfield, Philip Hodson and Sarah Fane. Special guests include Sir Richard Stagg and Dr Daud Yaar, Afghanistan’s Ambassador in London.
Evening includes a photographic exhibition of Afghanistan and related objects from the Royal Georgraphic Society’s collection.
Michael Morpurgo talks about ‘A medal for Leroy’ which looks at the life story of pioneering black footballer and Army Officer Walter Tull
A Medal for Leroy
The long awaited new novel about identity, loss and the lingering effects of war, from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, second biggest children’s author, is out now!
War Child to War Horse is the life of Michael Morpurgo, as a biography, and autobiographical stories. Michael’s own story is as strange and surprising as any he has written, and is shot through with the same thread of sadness found in almost all his work. How did this unbookish boy who dreamed of becoming an army officer become a bestselling author instead? What personal price has he paid for success? And why, amidst his triumphs, is he now haunted by regret?