Private Peaceful (Paperback)Michael Morpurgo (author)
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Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.
Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.
Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: ePub edition
His [Tommo's] journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told...Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively.
...full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive...
The best novel he's written since The Butterfly Lion.
Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom.
A poignant, elegiac novel.
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I adore this book, it is really beautifully written and has a charm of its own leaving the reader desperate for more.
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“Very Moving, Excellent Book”
In my early teen years, I was obsessed with World War 2 - It had more planes, more tanks and generally seemed to have a lot more going on than its 1914/1918 counterpart. This book changed my opinion forever.
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