“He was short in inches but he had the heart of a lion and his intensely blue eyes were set stedfastly towards what is right.”
The Quest for Frank Wild tells the gripping story of Angie Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of the final years one of the the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time. Frank Wild served on five expeditions to the Antarctic under the leadership of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Douglas Mawson.
He supposedly died in penury in South Africa, unable to come to terms with Shackleton’s death. His place of burial was unknown… an outstanding man lost in life and in death. The author’s seven year journey finally uncovers an extraordinary untold story and by doing so not only fulfils Wild’s wish to have his Memoirs published but ultimately makes an astonishing discovery. THe Memoirs stand alone as a unique account of Edwardian Polar exploration.
One of Eversholt’s sons returns to Antarctica!
Presentation and book signing
Angie Butler will be giving a presentation on her biography of Frank Wild on Wednesday 28 September 2011 at 7pm in Eversholt Church and will be signing copies of her book. Do come along to find out more about this local and celebrated explorer and discover more.
Tickets cost £5.00 and include a glass of wine or soft drink and niblles. For further information or to buy a ticket please contact Mandy Sharland – 01525 288137.