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Summary

The long awaited new novel of identity, loss and the lingering effects of war, from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, second biggest children’s author in the UK and best-selling author of War Horse, now a sold-out Broadway smash and an Oscar-nominated film.

Michael doesn’t remember his father, who died in a Spitfire over the English Channel. And his mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about him. But then Michael’s aunt gives him a medal and a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden story.

A story of love, loss and secrets. A story that will change everything – and reveal to Michael who he really is….

©2012 Michael Morpurgo (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." (Amanda Craig, The Times)
"Passionate and touching." (Julia Eccleshare)
"Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." ( The Observer Review)
"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." ( The Telegraph)

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