Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day (Hardback)Captain Tom Moore (author)
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From the battlefields of Burma to the final astonishing lap of his garden as a centenarian to raise money for the NHS, this is the story of an incredible life of service from Captain Tom Moore.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2021
Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration.
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up with a big idea: he’d walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit £1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April.
By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he’d raised over thirty million pounds.
In this, his official autobiography, announced in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he’d never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation’s hero in our darkest hour.
A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom’s story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners – finding both adventure and joy.
He only wanted to help other people – and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm
'Gloriously enthralling' - The Daily Mail
'A riveting account. Tom is as sharp as a bayonet ... This old soldier should never, ever fade away in our memory. Neither should his life advice' - The Daily Express
'Engaging ... His upbeat nature shines through and reminds us how much worse this year would have been without him' - Evening Standard
'A wonderful life story with lessons for us all ... beautifully written' - The Daily Telegraph
'A wonderful read. Captain Tom is a beacon of light, and hope, and positivity' - Piers Morgan, Life Stories, ITV
'A great book' - Good Morning Britain
'A beautiful book. We have so much to learn from Captain Sir Tom' - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio
'Fascinating. It's the life story of an ordinary man who is extraordinary' - Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2
'Captain Tom Moore's charming autobiography is an inspiration ... A great personal history of the past century, and we can all learn something from Captain Tom' - Woman's Weekly
'Captain Tom has a message of hope for us all' - The Big Issue
'His autobiography will continue to inspire. A hundred-year history of Britain and a life well lived' - My Weekly
'His optimism and courage shine through in this uplifting account of his life and times' - The Sunday Express
'A national hero ... He tells the story of his life with unfailing optimism and charm' - The Daily Mirror
'In this delightful memoir, we see the build-up to that 'I said I'll do it and I will' attitude' - The Daily Mail
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