Michael Morpurgo archive yields unpublished books

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Several unpublished books written by Michael Morpurgo before his career took off are part of an archive the author has given to a children’s book museum.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draft versions of his most popular books including The Butterfly Lion and Private Peaceful.The archive also has three unpublished novels, a picture book and a script.

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