Билингвы и книги на иностранных языках. A tender, lyrical tale from the authors childhood in an idyllic English village, with environmental and conservational themes.In this involving tale, master storyteller and former childrens laureate Michael Morpurgo revisits the landscape of his memories, telling of his boyhood fifty years before. Industrial reality intrudes when plans are made to build a nuclear power station on the marshes, and when a village battle ensues for and against this environmental hazard, young Michael finds himself caught up in the sad fate of Mrs Pettigrew and the landscape of his boyhood. But the heroine of this story is the serene Mrs Pettigrew, who lives in a railway carriage down in the marshes with her dogs, donkey, bees and hens. The village of Bradwell is a stones throw from the sea and is peopled by quirky characters such as the three Stebbing sisters, the white moustachioed Colonel Burton and Bennie the village thug.