Private Peaceful (Hardback)
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Private Peaceful (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 02/06/2016
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A stunning new edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring a new introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life - by no means as tranquil as it appeared. Full of vivid detail and engrossing atmosphere, leading to a dramatic and moving conclusion, Private Peaceful is both a compelling love story and a deeply moving account of the First World War. Extra material: - Introduction by Michael Morpurgo - Inspiration letter by Michael Morpurgo - Background on the execution of British soldiers in WW1 for cowardice, including personal testimony from soldiers

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008191740

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“Age 13”

I had no idea what the countdown was for until near the end of the book. I thought it was an interesting, unique book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Paperback edition
8th May 2011
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“Absolutely stunning.”

I find this book absolutely amazing. It captures the reader and holds them in a trance that they can never escape from. I have enjoyed every part of this book. I laughed, I cried and I smiled. This book is by far the... More

Paperback edition
8th January 2011
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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.
As well as tearful and romantic, it has a real depth of meaning to it.
Another great read from... More

Paperback edition
19th August 2010
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