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Is working from your bed a good idea? Michael thinks so.

Michael has been an advocate for working from one’s bed ever since the poet Ted Hughes recommended it to him. These two writers aren’t the only ones who think so! Read this piece from The Telegraph to find out why more Britons than ever are ‘WFB’. You can find… Read More
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Edinburgh Fringe – An Elephant in the Garden

About the show: Lizzie, her mother and an elephant from the zoo flee the Dresden firebombing in the Second World War. Escaping the Allies from the West – and the Russians from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: an RAF officer who has bailed out of his… Read More

Frank Cottrell Boyce: what’s the point of culture in Brexit Britain?

In a recent article in The Guardian, Frank Cottrell Boyce has considered the cultural legacy of Britain post-referendum. One of his key points included an evaluation of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, as shown below …increasingly the arts are having to justify their own existence. And increasingly they do so… Read More

A lifetime of stories from Michael Morpurgo – in pictures

July 2016 will see the opening of the Michael Morpurgo exhibition at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, with The Guardian offering readers a sneak peek at what’s in store for visitors. Have a look at the manuscripts, photos, notebooks and memorabilia being exhibited here! For… Read More

Michael Morpurgo: why we should remember the first world war

Speaking to The Guardian Children’s book site back in 2014, Michael Morpurgo explores how the first world war still looms large in our imagination. He also describes what it’s like to watch War Horse performed in a theatre once frequented by Hitler, how he’s not a hero,… Read More

The EU was the most positive political project in my lifetime

Following the results of the referendum, Michael Morpurgo has written a piece for The Guardian, reflecting on his experience of being within the EU. ‘…the world seems more fragile [at] the moment than I have ever known it’ To read on, click here [Photo credit: Kevin Lake, 2016]… Read More