Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Michael Morpurgo awarded historic title

20th December 2010

Former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo has been given a historic title - Freeman of the Borough of West Devon.

West Devon Borough Council gave the honour to the author, whose children's books include War Horse, Toro! Toro! and Private Peaceful, in recognition of his work to promote the value of rural life.

The council noted that Morpurgo and his wife Clare launched the Farms For City Children charity in 1976 to allow youngsters to have the experience of living and working on a farm for one week.

John Hockridge, mayor of West Devon, commented: 'Michael and Clare Morpurgo and their team have achieved a remarkable experience for inner city children, introducing them to our rural way of life.'

In addition, the local authority pointed out that the author brought further attention to rural life when it was confirmed that the big screen adaptation of War Horse will be filmed in the West Devon village of Sheepstor.

This month, it was announced that the stage adaptation of Private Peaceful will tour the UK's theatres in 2011.
 

Latest Blog
Read an Extract from Man Booker-Shortlisted The Sellout by Paul Beatty
30/09/2016

Read an extract from the book described by Simon Schama as 'outrageous, hilarious and profound'.

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd