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2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK's leading cultural, political and literary figures.
Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck. Among the many contributors are Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Sir Andrew Motion, Miranda Hart, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, Antony Beevor, Emma Thompson, David Almond, Dr Rowan Williams, Richard Curtis, Joanna Lumley, Raymond Briggs, Shami Chakrabarti and Sir Tony Robinson.
Royalties from the publication will be spilt between the Royal British Legion and projects for soldiers' children and families at SSAFA.
This is a powerful collection of stories, poems, paintings, biographies, histories and personal accounts from the First World War. Chosen by a variety of people, including writers, actors and politicians, they all have one thing in common – the contributed piece has deeply moved them. This book is a beautiful and detailed tribute to those who fought and died, and an important way of keeping their memory alive.
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Other Categories:||The First World War|
Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...More About Michael Morpurgo