Online coverage of Edgar Evans’ story

3 Apr

I am really pleased that Edgar’s story has attracted ONLINE cover in the Daily Mail and the Western Mail. Both give a good account of his achievements

The Daily Mail online is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123592/Edgar-Evans-Explorer-blamed-Captain-Scotts-ill-fated-Antarctic-mission-unsung-hero-say-historians.html

Western Mail  coverage is: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/books-in-wales/2012/03/31/edgar-evans-antarctic-hero-91466-30653464/

It is wonderful that the story will be reaching so wide a readership

 

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5 Responses to “Online coverage of Edgar Evans’ story”

  1. louise watling (@tractorgirl85) April 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    That is brilliant news – Edgar Evans deserves some praise and positive publicity! He was a key member of the expedition and a real unsung hero.

  2. Dr Bill Block April 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    This refreshing appraisal of Edgar Evans and his contribution to both of Scott’s expeditions is most welcome. Isobel Williams has clearly researched the material extremely well and her book does much to redress the balance of opinion concerning Evans and the ‘supposed’ difficulties arising from the composition of the 1911 south pole party.

    • isobelpwilliams April 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      People are really surprised and a little shocked when they hear of some of the suggestions for the cause of Edgar’s relatively early deterioration.. There has been some progress, in that respect at least, in the last one hundred years.

  3. jackieangel May 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    It was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was very indignant by the unfair way he was he was portrayed later and so I am pleased that the record has been put straight.
    Well done Isobel!

    • isobelpwilliams May 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Thank you. I imagine Edgar was, perforce, quite a tough man. But he obviously had a soft side. Lois’ determined loyalty to her man, even after she had been left in some financial difficulty when the Terra Nova expedition was in Antarctia and she had to move back to Wales with her three children, speaks volumes about the determined support he could inspire .

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