To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family’s early history—their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment.
1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith’s story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice.
1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.
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Harry Leslie Smith is a survivor of the Great Depression, a second world war RAF veteran and, at 94, an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy. His Guardian articles have been shared over a million times on Facebook and have attracted huge comment and debate. He has authored numerous books including the acclaimed Harry's Last Stand and Love Among the Ruins. Harry Leslie Smith books are represented by Aitken & Alexander. His latest book "Don't Let My Past Be Your Future is published by Constable and available for sale in September 2017. Join Harry on twitter with 92k other followers @harryslaststand or listen to his podcast by the same name on Itunes.