On the 13th of October the older members of Gillamoor School went to a question and answer session with children’s author Michael Morpurgo. The Milton Rooms in Malton were jam-packed full of eager children waiting to see him. He talked about his life for a bit and then started answering questions from each school in great depth. The whole talk was loosely based on his WW1 book, Private Peaceful but he also talked about other books of his. His inspiration for the fantastic book was a famous museum in Belgium called ‘In Flanders Field.’ He saw a letter on the wall addressed to a soldier named Private Peaceful. He explained why perhaps his books are a little sadder than others and it made me think about his books a bit deeper. Many of his stories deep down are based on his own life, places around him and people he has met.