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Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

“From the Children’s Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. 550 more words

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Private Peaceful

I begin my PGCE (teacher training) course in September and as part of my preparation is to read many different children’s books. I have just finished Private Peaceful and it is a truly remarkable, moving read that I had to post a review. 544 more words


Wilfred Owen and Michael Morpurgo

In lesson we watched the film adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s, ‘Private Peaceful’. The director of this film is, Pat O’Connor. The novel is a didactic novel for children. 484 more words

Echoes From the Past - essay for Exeunt Magazine on WW1 themed plays

“I was four years old when the atomic bomb dropped, so I don’t know ‘normal life’. I hated the war for a long time, but realised that having a grudge does nothing. 1,365 more words


Wilfred Owen and 'Private Peaceful'

The similar themes and devices of Michael Morpurgo (in the film adaptation of ‘Private Peaceful’) & Wilfred Owen’s poetry.


In ‘Private Peaceful’ we can see the main characters experience a loss of faith, Tommo near the beginning when in the prison cell says “Why does this war happen”, he also feels bitter because his father died and he feels that if God was just he wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. 588 more words

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Private Peaceful Concept Meeting

On Sunday, after the LAMDA Exams we had The Concept Meeting for our next Production of Private Peaceful.

We had nearly all the Cast and Crew there (minus the ones who were away in Belgium or still living in America!). 194 more words


WW1 in Children's Books

When curious about a particular period of history, I have always found it easier to comprehend it if able to lose myself in a story set during the time, as opposed to trawling through jumbled facts in a non-fiction text.  583 more words

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