Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
"Brilliant, fascinating and intriguing. Historical fiction at its most magnificent." Jackie French
"Handled with Morpurgo's usual zip and feeling." The Sunday Times
"Has the feel of a classic already: quality storytelling." The Irish Times
"Gripping stuff, the only snag is that the reader is likely to be so engrossed that all hopes of convivial company for Christmas will have to be abandoned until they've finished the last chapter." Evening Echo (Ireland)