Captain Tom to write his autobiography as he launches his own charity

Captain Tom said: “I am so looking forward to sharing my autobiography with you which will help launch my new foundation… I’d better get writing!” His children’s picture book, to be published on October 1 by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s, will follow key moments from his life. “I have wonderful childhood memories of going to meet authors at Puffin Book Club meetings, proudly wearing my Puffin badge and asking authors to sign copies of their books.” Gallery: Britain hails 'Captain Tom' on 100th birthday (Reuters) Rowland White, publishing director at Michael Joseph, which is publishing Captain Tom’s autobiography, said the book will “ensure that his extraordinary achievement becomes a lasting and powerful force for good”. Francesca Dow, managing director of Penguin Random House Children’s, said the picture book will illustrate how Captain Tom “show(ed) the world that we are stronger, and can achieve more, when we work together”.