How the sinking of the Lusitania inspired my new book

Michael Morpurgo shares photographs he has taken in the Isles of Scilly, the landscape of his latest book with The Guardian

Listen to the Moon is Michael Morpurgo’s stunning new WW1 novel and tells the story of a young girl found floating in the ocean on a grand piano, after the ship she was on was torpedoed by a German U boat in 1915.

Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost…and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.

“It is a story of love and loss, of family and community fractured by war, of the power of hope, and above all of the will of the human spirit to survive.”
– Michael Morpurgo

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Listen to Moon is out now

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