We have just heard that the excellent four-part radio serialisation of Back Home is to be broadcast again on BBC Radio 4 extra starting 7th-11th November at 06.30, 13.30, 20.30...READ MORE
Welcome to the website for Michelle Magorian
Award winning Author and Actor
Books written by Michelle
‘...an immersive read, featuring a wonderful cast of characters and great dialogue, in a beautifully written novel, full of incident and humour.
‘This novel transported me to another age with utter conviction. Great pageturning, storytelling and warm vivid characters.'
‘This splendid first novel is unashamedly and gloriously sentimental and it cannot fail to be loved by readers of all ages’
A returned American evacuee dubbed Rusty, is the heroine of this splendid book. ’
‘packs everything opera style. Once I started reading it. I couldn’t put it down.”
'characters to care about and a commitment to the exhilarating power of reading.'
‘This is a book for the holidays: big, packed with detail and gratifyingly emotional in its ending.'
‘Michelle Magorian gets right under the skin of her protagonists and makes you experience what they are feeling in a way which stays with you long after the book is finished.'
‘Sweet story for younger siblings worried about childcare or school.'
Award Winning Author
Her first novel Goodnight Mister Tom has won awards in the UK, America and Australia and has been translated into twelve languages including a recent Chinese edition!
Michelle trained for the theatre at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in the late sixties and at Marcel Marceau’s L’Ecole Internationale de Mime in Paris.
New Unabridged Audiobook Released
We are delighted to announce the release of the unabridged audio version of Goodnight Mister Tom read by the award winning actor Christopher Saul – listen to over 9 hours...READ MORE
Audiobooks – Recent Reviews
Audio versions of some of Michelle’s books can be found on Audible. Here are a selection of recent reviews. To find out more, just click on the pictures. A Little...READ MORE
Green For Women – A New Novel For Adults
Kent. 1944 – 45 A group of women find ways to survive and help others under skies ravaged by London-bound V1and V2 rockets. A young girl, kidnapped by a highly...READ MORE
A 40th Anniversary In Lockdown – My Favourite Word is ‘Nosy’
Part 4 And now for the two adult novels I completed last year, one just before the first lockdown Looking for the Diamond and the other at the end of...READ MORE
A 40th Anniversary In Lockdown – Time for more Novels
Part 3 One night, unable to sleep, my head whirling, I suddenly saw an image of an old cinema. It was so vivid that it drew me into the world...READ MORE
A 40th Anniversary in Lockdown – The Musicals
Part 2 So how did I come to write librettos in the first place? Again, it began with Goodnight Mister Tom. After it was published, my theatre agent Bill Horne...READ MORE
A 40th Anniversary In Lockdown – How It Started
Part 1 It was after I had been in a production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat that I decided to use one of the songs as a catalyst...READ MORE