Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, this is a stunning new novel of identity and loss by Michael Morpurgo, biggest UK children’s author and the bestselling, award-winning writer of War Horse, now a smash West End and Broadway hit as well as an Oscar-nominated movie.
Michael doesn’t remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.
A story of love and loss.
A story that will change everything – and reveal to Michael who he really is…
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
”'A simple story, beautifully told.” - Sunday Express
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO -
”'As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.” - Amanda Craig, The Times
”'Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events.” - The Observer Review
”'Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.” - The Telegraph