Captain Tom ‘would have loved’ new book One Hundred Reasons To Hope

9/17/2021 12:43:00 PM

Captain Tom ‘would have loved’ new book One Hundred Reasons To Hope

(PA Wire)“When we were on that amazing trip to Barbados I sat with him and went through the proofing of Life Lessons, which was that last book that was directly his,” she said.“As we were sitting there talking as a family he never failed to be just truly in awe of those who were inspired by what he felt was just one simple small thing.

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“They looked at him and were inspired to do incredible things, and we felt we needed to capture that so it didn’t get lost.”Ms Ingram-Moore, who wrote the book’s foreword and did the reading for the audiobook, said she hoped the book would show that “anybody can make a difference”.

Amaya Thompson from Stevenage who features in One Hundred Reasons to Hope (Joe Giddens/ PA)(PA Wire)She said the stories that brought her father the “greatest joy” were of children “going above and beyond the difficulties that they had and doing spectacular things”.

“He loved it and he would have loved reading this book,” she said.“To him they were all heroes, all of them.“He always said ‘all I did was one small step, everyone else is doing all these incredible things’.”Inspirational people who feature in One Hundred Reasons to Hope (Joe Giddens/ PA)

(PA Wire)The book goes on sale on Thursday, with a £1 donation to the Captain Tom Foundation for all hardback print sales in the UK and Ireland. Read more: The Independent »

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