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I knew the name Michael Morpurgo and had recently written about the Private Peaceful film for my blog, but haven't actually read/heard any of his books so I thought this biography might be a good place to start.
The structure of seven chapters and seven stories is a clever idea that works very well to give added insight into Michael's writing and imagination. I though Stephen Thorne did a great job of the narration, effortlessly switching between more 'serious' reading for the biography chapters and true storytelling for the stories. As stated in the prologue, the whole book is intended to be suitable for Michael's general readership, including children, so all the writing is set around this level. Therefore the narrative zips along and I never found my mind wandering, but the bar is certainly set high enough to capture adults as well. The story chapters are lovely and I inspired now to search out more Morpurgo on Audible. Hopefully someone has recorded Kensuke's Kingdom ... ?