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A PEACEFUL WAR

Advantages: Gives a powerful message to young, and old, readers
Disadvantages: I didn't write it

When a friend of mine, armed with the knowledge of my interest in all things connected to WWI, recommended a book for me to read, gushing that I'd enjoy it ever-so, my interest was piqued. When she then elaborated and told me it was a children's book, I t ...

proxam 05.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

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'Don't listen, Tommo. Don't look. Don't think. Only remember.'

Advantages: A wonderful, wonderful book
Disadvantages: Not to be read in public due to the inevitable tears.

PRIVATE PEACEFUL by MICHAEL MORPURGO INTRODUCTION My review starts with the first foreign holiday that I took my three eldest children on almost 30 years ago. That holiday was to Ostend, and one of the trips we went o ...

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"Tonight, I want to feel alive..."

Advantages: A moving and skillfully written story of the horrors of WW1.
Disadvantages: Shocking ending!

...made it to the top of the library waiting list and got my copy of Michael Morpurgo’s book Private Peaceful. It seems like ages since Jill Murphy recommended it to me (well, actually it IS ages), but at last I had the chance to read it. Was it ...

tange 06.04.2004 · Read full review
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Go Tommy, Go

Advantages: Lovely writing, honest opinions.
Disadvantages: War's not glorious.

"I happened to interview three farm boy veterans, then well into their eighties, when I was researching my book War Horse. They told me something of what they had lived through. There was no poetry in their stories, only horror and regret and great sadn ...

jillmurphy 26.11.2003 · Read full review
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Oranges and Lemons...

Advantages: An amazing, profoundly written book that you can't stop reading
Disadvantages: Knocks you for seven on occasions

‘They’ve gone now, I’m alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won’t waste a single moment of it…I want tonight to be long, as long as my life...Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive.’ Why did I come to re ...

Secre 27.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

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