Harry's Last Stand

Large Print
(224 Pages)
Product Number: LP3521
Released: 01 Jun, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471296055
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith’s Guardian article, ‘This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time’ – was shared over 80,000 times on Facebook, starting a huge debate about the state of society. Now he brings his unique perspective to bear on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s Barnsley and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilisation can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded.

Author(s): Harry Leslie Smith
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2015

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"‘A kind of epic poem, one that […] should be required reading for every MP, peer, councillor, civil servant and commentator.’ GUARDIAN"

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