In 1940, 11-year-old Harry travelled 4,000 miles from his home in Stockport, Lancashire to Manitoba Canada, where he spent the rest of the war. He did not return to England until he was 16.
Harry had a tough time fitting in to his new Canadian surroundings. He became something of a teenage tearaway, was often in trouble and spent much of his time at Knowles School for Boys in East Kildonan, Manitoba, having outstayed his welcome at a succession of foster homes.
Knowles was a tough institution for orphan boys, where Harry had to fight for survival -- a fight he was determined not to lose.
Overcoming adversity, Harry eventually found friendship and love in Canada and learnt to respect himself and others in the process. His story will be an education and an inspiration to all who read it.