Michael Morpurgo at Charleston Festival

Michael Morpurgo recently attended the Charleston Festival, discussing his modern WW1 classic, Private Peaceful.

The event was a fitting conclusion to the festival, with it being the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the centenary of Charleston, a base for conscientious objectors in WW1.

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Michael on-stage at the Charleston Festival

Charleston on stage

Michael reading a short extract from the anniversary edition of Private Peaceful.

Charleston behind the scenes

Michael, deep in conversation with William Nicholson in the green room.

[Photo credit: Axel Hesslenberg]

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