Congrats to the wonderful Dawn Meredith on the publication of
The Boy Who Went to War - Jim Haynes' True WWII Story
in paperback, for age 8+ years
At 16 Jim Haynes was finally allowed to escape the slums of Nottingham and join the Royal Navy. Jim served his country in his teen years, dropping depth charges in the Atlantic Ocean and fighting the Japanese in Burma.
Taking 5 years to write, the book was a collaboration with the 91 year old Jim, who suffers bouts of PTSD and bouts of malaria. The recent four page spread about it in the Blue Mountains Gazette was obviously richly deserved - congrats again Dawn!