Father of the Blind: A Portrait of Sir Arthur Pearson


A century ago Sir Arthur Pearson, founder of the Daily Express newspaper, who was himself blind, created an institution (St Dunstan’s) in London. Here, servicemen blinded in World War I, to whom all hope seemed lost, could be cared for, rehabilitated and ultimately equipped to regain control over their own destinies.

This well-researched and highly readable book described the life and work of my late grandfather - Sir Arthur Pearson, founder of The Daily Express Newspaper. Sir Arthur is remembered for his many acts of charity, including the creation of the Fresh Air Fund For Children. However, he is chiefly remembered as the found of Std Dunstan's, which gave hope and purpose to the blinded British and allied soldiers of World War I - SALLY HARDY

All royalties will be donated to charities for the blind of Britain and the Commonwealth Nations who fought in The Great War.

  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd.
  • Publication Date: 01st June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780752451824
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