Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in such diverse places as Perth, Australia, and Singapore. She now makes her home in London.
An actress, dancer, and writer by profession, Ms. Magorian has worked with numerous touring and repertory companies, and spent two years training as a mime at Marcel Marceau's world-renowned L'Ecole Intenationale de Mime in Paris, France. An absorbing interest in the history and nature of children's books led her to try her hand at writing for younger readers. Good Night, Mr. Tom -- Which is her first book -- grew out of a short story she had written about the meeting of the two main characters. As Ms. Magorian explains, "I had to know what happened -- so I wrote the book."
Her other writing credits include a television play and poetry.
I loved this book. It is a story of redemption. William finds in Tom, patience, kindness and love that he never knew before. He is freed from his paralysing fear. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sharon C Storey
If anything it could have been a bit longer and followed the characters further
It did not fully capture the early wartime feeling but apart from that it is a great read.
Great book for pre-teens and adults alike, a really nice book!
An honest well written story, at times sad but ends well
When it comes to technicalities, the writing of this book breaks a lot of 'rules', but the story and characterisation are so amazing that the need for rules becomes unimportant. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jac
A delightful little story of kindness and care with the importance of love in people's lives, set against a background of war.Published 3 months ago by Brad Butwell
Interesting story, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Once i started reading did not want to put this book down! A great read!Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Gecille Hindson
As soon as I started the book, I realised that it was aimed at a young audience. The basic language, the lack of deep hidden meanings and the basic plot were giveaways. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul S
fantastic book i read at school and had to share with my step son and wife who loved it as much as i didPublished 5 months ago by matthew Pittaway
I love this book. I read it once in grade school and still remember how amazing it is. I bought it recently and I haven't even gotten to read it yet because I love this book so... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julie Belcher