Michael Rosen: Please Write Soon

Michael Rosen

Chair: Jodie Lancet-Grant

03/04/2022 11:00 am
Kings Place, Hall 2

Child Ticket – £9.50

Adult Ticket – £13.50

A special pre-publication event with a very special author. Michael Rosen joins us to discuss his life, career and latest book Please Write Soon: An Unforgettable Story of Two Cousins in World War II. Inspired by a true family story and beautifully illustrated by two-time Greenaway Medal winner Michael Foreman, it follows the wartime experiences of Londoner Solly, evacuated to the English countryside, and his Polish cousin Bernie, who is sent to a forced labour camp in Russia before fighting alongside the British in Iraq and Italy. As the teenagers exchange sporadic letters, they try to keep their spirits up, trading jokes and observations about the world changing all around them.  He will be in conversation with The Pirate Mums author & Bluebird communications director Jodie Lancet-Grant.

A wonderful opportunity to see the much-loved storyteller behind We’re Going on a Bear HuntMany Different Kinds of LoveThe Missing and Sticky McStickstick.

Click here to buy a copy of Please Write Soon by Michael Rosen

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Michael Rosen


Michael Rosen is a poet, broadcaster, former Children’s Laureate and a recipient of one of France’s top honours: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has presented BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth since 1996.

Jodie Lancet-Grant


Jodie Lancet-Grant is the author of children's books featuring LGBTQ+ representation, including The Pirate Mums and the forthcoming The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures. She is also Comms Director for Bluebird, a non-fiction imprint of publisher Pan Macmillan. She lives in East London with her wife and their twin daughters. Image cr Ellie Kurttz