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Moving On - Simon Weston

Portrait, 2003, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Simon Weston’s life as a young Welsh guardsman was blown apart when Argentinian planes bombed the British supply ship the Sir Galahad during the Falklands conflict of 1982. Many of his friends died in the blast and fire that followed. Simon escaped with horrific burns. Autobiographies and a series of moving BBC television documentaries kept Simon in the public eye. But you don’t remain famous simply for being famous. In these pages Simon brings his story up to date and provides illuminating new insights into the events that have shaped his life. After more than 70 operations to repair his damaged face and body, Simon has jumped with the Red Devils and run the New York marathon, raising money for Weston Spirit, the young people’s charity that bears his name. His work on behalf of others has brought him an QBE, the freedom of Liverpool, and much recognition. But as Simon’s inspirational story unfolds, there are darker moments too. Family rifts and the ticking time bomb of post-traumatic stress cast shadows across his road to recovery. This book sees Weston at last lay his Falklands ghosts to rest. Two meetings with the Argentinian pilot who bombed the Sir Galahad have strengthened his conviction that there are no winners in war, only losers on both sides. In a third and final return to the islands, Simon confronts the magnitude of loss and bids goodbye to the old self he left behind. It really is time to move on.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 213
ISBN: 0749950005

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