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.
Friday, 13th November 2015
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Several unpublished books written by Michael Morpurgo before his career took off are part of an archive the author has given to a children’s book museum.
The War Horse author has donated his manuscripts, notebooks and letters to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, in Newcastle. They include handwritten draft versions of his most popular books including The Butterfly Lion and Private Peaceful.The archive also has three unpublished novels, a picture book and a script.
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On Angel Wings is Michael Morpurgo’s magical retelling of the Christmas story. This unique Christmas concert is performed by Michael himself with a beautiful selection of carols sung by a capella group Voices at the Door singing traditional Christmas carols.
Guildford Cathedral and Guildford Book Festival are delighted to present Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna as they tell a story of memory, love and the quest to find “Dearest Connie”, accompanied by lyrical acapella Christmas carols from Voices at the Door.
100 years following the sinking of the Lusitania, Michael Morpurgo’s powerful and unforgettable novel, Listen to the Moon is now available in paperback.