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Michael Morpurgo remembers poet from the Somme

Hugh Stewart Smith lost his life at the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago today (18/08/16). Here, Morpurgo reflects on the loss, and recites a poem which was found among Smith’s personal items after his death. Smith is commemorated by the CWGC at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Franc  … Read More

Michael Morpurgo at ReadingZone Live!

Today, Michael Morpurgo is taking part in Reading Zone Live to talk about Private Peaceful and the commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. The ReadingZone Live programme is a collaboration with London Grid for Learning when authors visit schools and young people have the opportunity to ask… Read More
Borders Book Festival

Borders Book Festival

Michael Morpurgo recently attended the Borders Book Festival, discussing his haunting novel, Private Peaceful, as the special commemorative edition is released in the lead up to the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.    … Read More

Reflect on the life of Private Peaceful in the classroom

Join Michael Morpurgo on the 24th of June to teach your class about life in WW1 before the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on July 1st Michael Morpurgo, in partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books, is hosting a real-time digital event on the 24th of June to encourage children… Read More

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. Michael on-stage… Read More

Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Gaby Roslin

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has created many award-winning children’s books including War Horse, Kensukes’ Kingdom and An Eagle in the Snow. On 22nd June, he will be in conversation at St James Church with the wonderful… Read More