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Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future

Harry Leslie Smith
Publisher: Constable
14th September 2017

Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith’s follow-up to Harry’s Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today’s generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one’s dignity and optimism intact. 

Harry Leslie Smith is a British stalwart; he is a survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War RAF veteran and now, aged 92, he is a social activist for the poor and the preservation of social democracy. Following the overwhelming success of Harry’s Last Stand, his new memoir, Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future, is a survival guide for today’s generations who need hope from someone who has seen Britain face both the Great Depression and the Second World War. It is a manifesto for the left to rebuild itself with integrity after its shattering defeat in the 2015 General Election.

 

ABOUT HARRY LESLIE SMITH

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 almost 60,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. Harry Leslie Smith continues to champion the poor and the preservation of social democracy. He has authored numerous books about Britain during the Great Depression, the Second World War and the postwar austerity, including Harry’s Last Stand. He lives outside Toronto, Canada and in Yorkshire.