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The long awaited new novel of identity, loss and the lingering effects of war, from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo
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Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, this is a stunning new novel of identity and loss by Michael Morpurgo, biggest UK children's author and the bestselling, award-winning writer of War Horse, now a smash West End and Broadway hit as well as an Oscar-nominated movie.
Michael doesn't remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn't like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.
A story of love and loss.
A story that will change everything - and reveal to Michael who he really is.
"A simple story, beautifully told." - Sunday Express
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO
"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times
"Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." - The Observer Review
"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." - The Telegraph