I recently read a book called Private Peaceful, it was a beautiful war story that ended in a good mans death.
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In the same way that there are horse whisperers, I am increasingly coming to believe that Morpurgo is a child whisperer. I only wish that I had had access to Morpurgo when I was younger as whilst I absolutely love his writing, I feel like I miss out because really he is not speaking to me, he is speaking to people less than half my age. 587 more words
They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last.
The stories of Michael Morpurgo often feature an element or setting of wartime. His beautiful writing style and original perspective are perfect for tackling this sometimes harrowing part of history with intelligence and respect.264 more words
Today and over the weekend across the UK, the lives of the many soldiers who fought in the First World War were commemorated. Aside from the sheer number of people who died, what I can never get my head around is just how young many of the soldiers were – and that some of them, who were below the minimum age for signing up, lied about their age so that they could go off and fight. 486 more words