Michael Morpurgo apparently writes sitting up in bed, likes listening to Mozart and eating prawns…Book Tickets
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Michael Morpurgo apparently writes sitting up in bed, likes listening to Mozart and eating prawns but he has also revolutionised the lives of thousands both through his books and the charity, Farms for City Children, which he and his wife started in 1976. A multi-award winning author, poet, playwright and librettist, he has written over 100 books, mainly for children, was Children’s Laureate in 2003 and has been awarded an OBE. The triumph of a child or outsider and the relationships between old and young characters or with nature are recurring themes of his stories. His latest books both have a wartime backdrop: In The Mouth of the Wolf is based on the true story of his two uncles – when RAF pilot Uncle Pieter was killed, his pacifist Uncle Francis joined the SOE as a secret agent, which changed his life forever. Flamingo Boy is the story of a young autistic boy with an affinity for animals, whose life starts to fall apart when the Germans invade his town. But he is befriended by a German soldier and perhaps boy and man together can mend what has been broken.