Captain Tom is officially the oldest author ever to reach Number 1 in the UK with his autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day.
At eight years her senior, Tom takes the record from Judith Kerr, whose book Mog’s Christmas Calamity reached Number 1 when Judith was 92 years of age.
In his official autobiography and debut book, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day, Captain Tom Moore tells us of his long life.
How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma. How he 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.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic 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 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.
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.
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day is Captain Tom Moore’s first book, published by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House.