ACHUKA Authorfile: Michael Morpugo

ACHUKA Authorfile #39

Michael Morpurgo

My hair colour: Thinnish
My eye colour: Wolfish
My shoe size: Tennish
My star sign: Libra-ish
My favourite book when child: Treasure Island
Books that inspired me to become a writer: The Snow Goose
The Old Man and the Sea
My favourite author: Ted Hughes
My ideal reading position: Lying in bed, propped up, with book on knees.
My usual means of marking a place in a book: Folding the page down (I know it's supposed to be terribly bad!)
My favourite time of year: Autumn
My favourite time of day: Evening
My best time for working: Morning
The first piece of work I was paid for was: It Never Rained - five short stories [1976]
My favourite TV show: Faulty Towers
My favourite song: 'Spen in alium'
The creature comfort I would most unwillingly relinquish: A bath
My favourite sweet food: Blackcurrant sorbet
My favourite savory food: Welsh rarebit
My typical bedtime is: Tennish
My favourite year of childhood: 5
The tidiest place in my home is: Isn't one
The untidiest place in my home is: My study
The working tool I would least like to do without: My eyes