This is a book I found recently. Being a Brummie myself and an ex-soldier I felt it was a book I had to read. Written by Andrew Norman, this book charts his life of Thomas Waldin, a 19-year old from the poverty stricken back-to-backs in Birmingham. Young Tom volunteered for the British Army in 1915 where he served in my Great Grandfather’s regiment 8th battalion Rifle Brigade up until he suffered terrible wounds. It’s a fascinating book that charts his whole life and despite the hardships described is an uplifting read.