An Eagle in the Snow

By Michael Morpurgo

A fictionalised account of the real-life British soldier who let Hitler live in the First World War, and his attempt to put right his mistake – from a master storyteller

‘Brilliant. Historical fiction at its most magnificent’ Jackie French

Billy Byron was one of the most decorated privates of the First World War, recognised for his unrivalled bravery. But what if it were possible to save one too many lives?

As a soldier, Billy spared the life of a man after a battle in 1918. But when he later recognises him as Hitler, Billy is haunted by his own kindness and attempts to change the course of history. But going against his nature might prove harder than Billy expected, even when it means stopping evil in its tracks. . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 14 Sep 2023
Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-0-00-863857-3
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

”'Brilliant, fascinating and intriguing. Historical fiction at its most magnificent” - Jackie French

”'Handled with Morpurgo's usual zip and feeling” - Sunday Times

”'Has the feel of a classic already: quality storytelling” - Irish Times