“Enthralling, poignant and inspiring, Colin’s autobiography tells his story, from being a child during The Blitz, through fighting in the Korean War, touring the world with the army, becoming a widower after 66 years of marriage, life as a Chelsea Pensioner and touching the nation’s hearts with his show-winning singing in honour of his late wife, Joan,” reads the synopsis.
Trevor Davies said: “Britain’s Got Talent gave the public an idea of what Colin’s story is about, but the detail is even more extraordinary than the headlines. For instance, during the War, at the tender age of 10, he hitch-hiked back from Luton where he was evacuated to help Air Raid Wardens during the Blitz. Colin’s story is so rich. It not only shows what people of his generation had to live through but is a story of one man’s devotion to his wife and a bond that endured even after Joan’s passing.”
Colin added: “I’m thrilled to be publishing my first book. I have so many memories I’m keen to share about growing up during the War, falling in love, serving my country abroad, singing around the world, Joan’s battle with cancer and my incredible journey in later life. With winning BGT and releasing my album, this past year has been another amazing episode in what I modestly admit has been a rather eventful life.”