Review: Only Remembered edited by Michael Morpurgo

Posted July 4, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Only Remembered edited by Michael Morpurgo

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Only Remembered edited by Michael MorpurgoOnly Remembered by Michael Morpurgo
Published by Jonathan Cape on July 3, 2014
Genres: Children's, Historical, Non-Fiction, Novella, Short Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.
Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck.
Among the many contributors are Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Sir Andrew Motion, Miranda Hart, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, Antony Beevor, Emma Thompson, David Almond, Dr Rowan Williams, Richard Curtis, Joanna Lumley, Raymond Briggs, Shami Chakrabarti and Sir Tony Robinson.
Royalties from the publication will be spilt between the Royal British Legion and projects for soldiers' children and families at SSAFA.

Only Remembered is beautifully filled with a large collection of thoughts from a diverse range of public figures. Each person explains the reason behind their chosen extract or image. What it means to them and what it tells us about the war.

These extracts manage to be funny, endearing and moving while also piercing the reader. They are a wonderful mixture of poems, comic strips, letters, scripts and photographs that allow the reader an insight into the very nature of the war.

Only Remembered has a scrapbook feel which pays tribute to everyone who was part of World War I. A moving and endearing read.

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