Write on Kew

This autumn Kew Gardens launches its first-ever literary festival with over 80 events across all genres, from fiction to science, children’s to cookery.

Come and hear Michael Morpurgo, the bestselling author of War Horse, read extracts from his celebrated novel. He is joined by Tim Van Eyken, the original song-man from the National Theatre’s award-winning stage production, singing songs from the show, including: Only Remembered, The Year Turns Round Again and Rolling Home. Joey, the life-size equine puppet star of War Horse makes his Write on Kew debut at this special event. War Horse, which is running at the New London Theatre, has been seen by over 6 million people worldwide.

To find out more about Write on Kew and to book tickets, visit www.kew.org

Michael Morpurgo will also be talking about about his brand new novel The Eagle in the Snow  - a beautiful, moral thriller about the man who could have stopped World War II.

940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see – and even harder to live with…

The Eagle in the Snow publishes in October.