A book has been published to mark the centenary of Blind Veterans UK written by author Andrew Norman and published by Fonthill Media.
The charity – formerly known as St Dunstan’s – has a prominent presence in Brighton atop the seafront hill at Ovingdean.
The book is called Kindly Light – The Story of Blind Veterans UK. It tells the story of the organisation from the time it was founded by newspaper proprietor Sir Arthur Pearson, who was himself blind.
It tells how the organisation, which also had premises in Abbey Road, in Kemp Town, for many years, gave hope and practical help
Kindly Light recounts Pearson’s personal journey and some of the inspiring stories of some of those who have learnt how to triumph over their blindness.
The author Andrew Norman worked as a family doctor before a spinal injury cut short his medical career. He has since become an established biographer.
His 192-page paperback includes almost a hundred photographs. The cover price is £16.99.