The sinking of the Lusitania By Michael Morpurgo for The Times

In an exclusive article published in The Times on Saturday, Michael Morpurgo talks about the sinking by a German U-boat of the Lusitania. It happened 12 miles south of the Old Head of Kinsale, off the coast of Ireland, in bright sunshine and calm seas and is the inspiration behind his latest novel, Listen to the Moon which is published on 25 September.

In case you missed the printed edition, a very special enhanced digital version of the article is available online.

There is also an exclusive extract from Listen to the Moon and the chance to win a signed book-plated proof copy. Visit for competition details.