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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 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.

Michael Morpurgo - Private Peaceful (AGE 9+)

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