Private Peaceful, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.

Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life.

Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9780007150076



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Terrific read. An understanding of the relationship between the landed gentry and those who did the work. Also shows how the Great War affected even those out in the middle of nowhere. A story of great tenderness and love.

Review by

This is an amazing starts off gently as Tommo, the main character, looks back over his life. The relationship between Tommo and his brother Charlie is the main focus of the story; Charlie always looks after Tommo and helps him over and over again.When the pair go to Belgium to fight at Ypres during the first World War, the reader can see the horrifying nature of war and just what the fifteen year old Tommo went through.Be prepared for the powerful ending and the wealth of emotions it will drag out of you!

Review by

I enjoyed this book (not as much as War Horse, though). Morpurgo's writing is excellent as are his characters. The constant flash forward-flashback was very jarring and kind of hurt the book for me.

Review by

A Great Book Wrote by Michael Morpurgo, A Gripping book of Thomas Peacful Who Tells The Story Of His Life In the First World War, I Would Recomend This Book to you. :) :P