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Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo – Special Anniversary Editions

June 3, 2016

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To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

HarperCollins Children’s Books publish two stunning new editions of this modern classic of World War One, both featuring a new introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers.

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 stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

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


158004-FC50Private Peaceful [Anniversary Edition]

Michael Morpurgo

2nd June 2016

Hardback

9780008191740

RRP £12.99


156355-FC50Private Peaceful [Anniversary Edition]

Michael Morpurgo

2nd June 2016

Paperback

9780007486441

RRP £6.99


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