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Summary

The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.

It's 1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.

It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made - a mistake he must put right before it is too late....

©2015 Michael Morpurgo (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Brilliant, fascinating and intriguing. Historical fiction at its most magnificent." (Jackie French)
Praise for Michael Morpurgo: "Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching. The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." ( Guardian)
"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative." (Elizabeth Reilly, British Council)

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An Eagle in the Snoe

Brilliant story for children and adults alike. Very well written and read.
Thankyou Michael you are brilliant

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Great book

I enjoyed this book because there was a bit of a mystery. It is a sad book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading about the war. By Oliver, aged 7.

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IT GLITCHED

My Audible seems to have glitched, I purchased it but it won't play properly, £6.15 WASTED

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Eagle in the snow

I loved all of the book.it was the best book I have ever read.i definitely recommend it to people who like the military.i will definitely read more Michael morpurgo

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  • 22-02-16

An Eagle In The Snow

Reading this book was an amazing experience. I didn't like tend voice of the reader when I started listening but I became used to it and came to enjoy it.
I rated this book so high because it has an amazing story line and it finds a way of making sure you can't stop listening. I would recommend this book to anyone really and I hope whoever does read this book will enjoy it tremendously.

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good

good story reader could be a bit more inthuseastic but I like how it is told I love the twist at the end but I won't spoil it for anyone who is thinking of buying it

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  • 06-08-17

Gripping!!!

This amazing story pulls you in at the very beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the twisting end. Well done, Michael Morpurgo! Starting with a thread of historical fact and weaving in his own imagination, he has crafted quite a thrilling tale. I highly recommend this book. And the narrator added another dimension with his great British accent. Listen! I GUARANTEE you will LOVE this audio book!!!