Tomorrow being Remembrance Day I thought I'd mention the Last of the Last by Claude Choules which he began writing after attending a creative writing course in his eighties. The book was published thirty years later and made him probably the oldest published author in the world at the age of 108. Sadly, Claude died earlier this year at 110 but it goes to show that it’s never too late to pick up your pen. He was the last survivng veteran of the First World War who actually saw active service, here's a link to the Wikipedia article about him.
I am astonished at how the men and women who got through it alive managed to survive such terrible things and go on, most of them it seems, to live normal lives, Claude fought in the Second World War too. Interestingly he didn't attend Remembrance Day services because he felt they glorified war.