The Missing - The True Story Of My Family In WWII

at Kings Place, London

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By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who ‘went missing’ during the Second World War, told through prose and poetry. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles.

Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution – and it has inspired his poetry for years since.

Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.


Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen appearing at this event

One of the best known figures in the world of children's literature, who has written dozens of books of poetry and stories for children. In both his work and when he is performing, he has the unusual ability to be simultaneously as equally entertaining to five and ten year-olds as he is to their parents. He is also the BBC Radio 4 presenter of Treasure Islands.

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Kings Place

  • 90 York Way
  • London
  • N1 9AG

020 7520 1490
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