Archive: Oct 2012

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Listen to Michael Morpurgo on BBC Radio 4

This weekend Michael appeared on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He spoke at length about the inspiration behind A Medal for Leroy and his experiences growing up in post-war London. You can listen to the full show here. Michael appears from 01:56… Read More
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The inspiration behind A Medal for Leroy

Michael Morpurgo’s new novel, A Medal for Leroy, is one that draws on inspiration from the fate of a real-life war hero, but a few family skeletons also inform the author’s moving tale of loss and uncertain identity. Michael, or ‘Poodle’ as his classmates call him on account of his… Read More