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Private Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful
by Michael Morpurgo

Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.

95 in stock

Private Peaceful Summary


Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.

Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.

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Private Peaceful Reviews


His [Tommo's] journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told...Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively.
Independent

...full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive...
Sunday Times

The best novel he's written since The Butterfly Lion.
Times

Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom.
Telegraph

A poignant, elegiac novel.
Daily Mail

About Michael Morpurgo


Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Additional information

GOR001221839
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-05-29
192
0007150075
9780007150076
Winner of Blue Peter Book Award (Book I Couldn't Put Down Prize) 2005 Winner of Blue Peter Book of the Year 2005 Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Children's Book) 2003
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