Medal for Leroy
Michael Morpurgo, Read by Brian Trueman and Mairi Macfarlane

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Narrated By: Brian Trueman, Mairi Macfarlane

Duration: 2 hours and 31 minutes

What to expect

Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army.

A new novel about identity and loss by bestselling award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

Michael doesn’t remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.

A story of love and loss.

A story that will change everything – and reveal to Michael who he really is…

Genre

Children's / Teenage: General fiction, Children's / Teenage: Historical fiction

Listen to a sample

“A simple story, beautifully told.” – Sunday Express

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO

“As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.” – Amanda Craig, The Times

“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