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A world connected by stories

In light of the recent tragedy that rocked the world in Norway, acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo wrote an essay to tell the Norwegian people to draw strength from their mythology.

Drawing a link with the monster Grendel in the ancient story Beowulf, Morpurgo reminds us that the struggle between good and evil is at the heart of so many of our legends. “They are warning tales, to alarm and to terrify – yes, to entertain too – but essentially to remind us of our frailty.”

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