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Private Peaceful by Michael MorpurgoFrom the Childrens Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered.
Theyve gone now, and Im alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I wont waste a single moment of it . . . I want tonight to be long, as long as my life . . . For young Private Peaceful, looking back over his childhood while he is on night watch in the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside: his mother, Charlie, Big Joe, and Molly, the love of his life. Too young to be enlisted, Thomas has followed his brother to war and now, every moment he spends thinking about his life, means another moment closer to danger.
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo - review
The main characters in the story are Charlie and Tommo Peaceful, brothers who decide to fight in the war; Big Joe, Charlie and Tommo's older brother, who sadly has learning difficulties; Molly, a girl who befriends Charlie and Tommo; and Sergeant 'Horrible' Hanley, a cruel sergeant. The book is set from around the beginning of the twentieth century to around the end of the first world war. Before you start reading about the plot, there is something you must know: the Peaceful brothers' father is dead. You will have to find out how he died for yourself. The story begins while the Peaceful brothers are walking to school, with their mother.
Beginning in and ending in , this war consumed most of Europe. Thomas and Charlie join the army and fight for the Allies. The Wipers was a town on the front line. The Germans had shelled the town almost out of existence. Pop was what Thomas and his company called the town that they trained and camped in while not on duty in the trenches.
The main characters in the story are Charlie and Tommo Peaceful, brothers who decide to fight in the war; Big Joe, Charlie and Tommo's older.
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Sign in. Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice. Private Peaceful details the gritty rural lives and loves of Tommo and Charlie - two young brothers - and their poor Devonshire family from until , when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up one under age leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives. The young men survive gas attacks, shelling, German troops and the appalling deaths of their close friends. But one thing they cannot escape is summary military justice.