'He went about doing good’: the life of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson of Cheltenham (1832-1918)
Wilson is a very familiar name in Cheltenham, because of Edward, father and son. The son, the Antarctic explorer who perished with Scott, is better known, but the father, after whom the modern art gallery is named, had a much greater effect on the Victorian town, as medical pioneer, cultural polymath and general philanthropist. His story has never been told, until now. David Elder, well known local author, has been working on Wilson’s biography for several years, and Hobnob Press will officially publish it in January. But copies are available now from the Suffolk Anthology bookshop (17 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE), direct from the publisher here or author (please email email@example.com).
Book signings will take place at the Suffolk Anthology bookshop on Saturday 4 December 11am-12 noon.