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Michael Morpurgo talks to Julia Eccleshare

When Fishes Flew

Starlight Stage

A chance to hear Michael Morpurgo, bestselling author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, talk about his novel When Fishes Flew, a sweeping story of love and rescue. A memorable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two, it’s an unforgettable hymn to personal courage, quiet heroism and the legacies of storytelling.

Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors’ home in Ithaca, and discovers, through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish, the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena and how she became an unsung hero of World War Two – and still is…

Family, 9+ years
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Michael Morpurgo talks to Julia Eccleshare