Jo Reid, Author at Michael Morpurgo
Written by Michael Morpurgo, narrated by Paul Chequer, Michael Morpurgo, Full Cast. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial. of the powerful novel set in the First World War, from the author of War Horse. with his brothers, and of his love for Molly, the beautiful girl he met on his first day at school. Famous children's writer Michael Morpurgo is among the line-up of acclaimed authors visiting for the Lincoln Book Festival, as organisers. Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books. . Rebecca Jones talks to author Michael Morpurgo about his inspiration for War Horse.
Acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser will also talk about her award-winning new narrative history, The Mayflower Generation, an intensely human portrait of one of the most significant journeys in world history - the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Michael Morpurgo - Author
In An Evening with Michael Morpurgo, the former Children's Laureate will talk the book, which based on the true story of his family's contributions and sacrifices during the Second World War. That was until Pieter was killed in training, and Francis joined the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent and changed his life forever.Teachers TV: Michael Morpurgo
Focus turns to women's rights and the suffrage movement, including the campaign of the suffragettes, which led to the Representation of the People Act on Thursday, September The afternoon Lincoln Drill Hall features a talk by playwright Stephen Gillard on the fascinating true story of the Lincoln Ladies football team who in defied an FA ban on women's football.
From the corset to the contraceptive pill, it documents the changing role of women in society through the lens of the inanimate objects that touched women's lives.
School Radio - Meet the Authors, Michael Morpurgo
Author Jane Robinson will describe the remarkable story of the Great Pilgrimage of in which hundreds of women of all backgrounds marched on London in support of women's rights, as told in her book Hearts and Minds. The week descends into anarchy as musician, writer, music journalist and TV presenter John Robb lifts the lid on the story of punk, in all its vibrant glory, in the words of those who were there on Friday, September 28 at The Collection.
His book, Punk Rock: An Oral History, draws on interviews with more than contributors to chart the radical movement which exploded in 70s Britain. The city's Oxfam Bookshop in Cornhill will then host an open mic poetry evening where would-be wordsmiths can perform their own work - or just enjoy other writers' creativity and company.
Speakers include Peter Worsley, father of Lucy Worsley, who will describe his research into the little-known links between Lincolnshire and Charles Darwin.
The evening Lincoln Drill Hall brings Lincoln-born historian and author Tracy Borman back to her home city for a much-anticipated talk on her latest book and debut novel, The King's Witch. The first in a trilogy of historical novels set at the dramatic endpoint of the Tudor reign and the dangerous start of the Stuart era, the novel introduces heroine Frances Gorges, who becomes endangered by the scheming figures behind the Gunpowder Plot of Family audiences can also enjoy more fringe events on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 at Lincoln Drill Hall with performances of Scamp Theatre's live stage adaptation of the modern classic children's book Stick Man from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
Anthony Horowitz on Michael Morpurgo: He sits outside the series-driven blockbusters so beloved of publishers nowadays: We are opposite sides of the same coin and, although his work has never influenced mine, I admire the eloquent, considered voice of his best books. He has an unerring moral compass — his schoolteacher past has never quite left him — and books such as War Horse and The Butterfly Lion have a strong social concience and an honesty that makes them universal.
Michael Morpurgo on War Horse and beyond
You can also read about his life in a new biography, War Child to War Horseto which he has contributed seven stories - click here to find out more. Michael is the inaugural President of the Historical Writers Association starting from Autumnwww.
His work will undoubtedly, like Peter Pan, stand the test of time, making him a truly worthy recipient of this award.
To touch the lives of children, to witness their listening and reading silence, is reward enough in itself. This is simply the icing on the cake.
Each week we featured a different selection of books under the themes of Journeys, War, Legends and Animals.