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Michael Stewart

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Probably like most of you readers, authors and budding authors out there, I've been into books for as long as I can remember. My earliest book memory is of reading Winston Churchill's autobiography - whilst I was still in primary school! I just loved to read - anything and everything! I think I was about 12 when I had a short story of mine used as student subject matter by an English study professor at an Oxford college (although I'm not quite sure whether that was an example of something really good or really bad!!). I can't recall a lot of my academic life during my schooling years, but that one event still stands out as the real highlight for me (and i'm sure that the story has just got better and better every time I have told it over th ...more

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Michael Stewart Just keep writing. I sit down and write for my allocated time, whether my head is in it or not. I just write anything, any old rubbish and eventually…moreJust keep writing. I sit down and write for my allocated time, whether my head is in it or not. I just write anything, any old rubbish and eventually it starts to come and i get back on track. It is all too easy to use any excuse you can find not to write and give up. You can't do that! It's a job.(less)
Michael Stewart Back in March of this year Jeremy Vine had Michael Morpurgo read out a letter from another of his listeners on the popular UK Radio 2 show. It…moreBack in March of this year Jeremy Vine had Michael Morpurgo read out a letter from another of his listeners on the popular UK Radio 2 show. It concerned an elderly lady who was in a hospice, dying. The gentleman who wrote the account was I believe working in the hospice and met the lady. The lady opened up to the listener and was telling him the stories from her youth, during the First World War. I recall it being an extremely moving tale of the loss of her love and it was very well read by Michael Morpurgo. I recall at the time that I was really quite moved and just couldn’t get the story out of my mind.

I just knew there was a real story there. Jeremy Vine’s show inspired me to write my debut novel which is based loosely around the life of an elderly woman who is dying in a hospice and recounts the tale of the loss of her one and only love during the First World War to a hospice helper. I then managed to weave that story into a wider story of one soldier’s evacuation from the western front in 1918, which was based around the real events of my own Great Grandfather’s exploits at that time which I had also been investigating over the previous three years.

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