Captain Tom Moore celebrating number one single

Captain Tom To Publish Two Books In Support Of Charity Launch

Captain Tom Moore will publish an autobiography and a children’s picture book in September and October respectively.

Captain Tom Moore celebrating number one single

NHS fundraiser and Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore will publish two books later this year as he launches his own charitable foundation.

Capt Tom’s autobiography, called Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day, and a children’s picture book will be released in support of the Captain Tom Foundation.

The 100-year-old and his family have set up the foundation to combat loneliness, support hospices and those facing bereavement.

He said: “I am so looking forward to sharing my autobiography with you which will help launch my new foundation… I’d better get writing!"

The autobiography, to be published on 17 September, will cover his experiences on the battlefields of Burma during the Second World War.

It will also share how Capt Tom raced motorbikes competitively, how he took off for the Himalayas and Mount Everest in his 90s as he'd never been before, plus his fundraising efforts for the NHS.

Capt Tom became a national hero after he raised more than £32 million for the health service by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Captain Tom Moore with balloons outside his Bedfordshire home
The Captain Tom Foundation will look to fight loneliness, as well as supporting hospices and those dealing with bereavement (Picture: PA).

Rowland White, publishing director at Michael Joseph, which is publishing Capt Tom’s autobiography, said the book will “ensure that his extraordinary achievement becomes a lasting and powerful force for good”.

The children’s picture book, to be published by Puffin on 1 October, will cover key moments from Capt Tom’s life.

Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Penguin Random House Children’s, said the book highlights how Capt Tom has shown the world "that we are stronger, and can achieve more, when we work together".

“It is a message that we know will speak to families everywhere and will be at the heart of Captain Tom’s wonderful children’s book,” she said.

Details on the Captain Tom Foundation will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Cover image: Captain Tom Moore (Picture: PA).