Mothballs and a Whiff of Whisky by Nigel Gossop.
This is the story of the eccentric novelist Dr William Gordon-Stables. Born in 1837, Stables was a prolific writer of adventure stories which were read by both children and adults. He trained as a medical doctor in Scotland, and joined the navy in Portsmouth as a Naval Surgeon. On retiring ashore in 1871 he wrote more than 130 novels and became a specialist in the care of cats and dogs. After commissioning the building of a gypsy caravan to his own design, he travelled around the country with his Newfoundland dog, Hurricane Bob, his valet and coachman in the unique caravan named The Wanderer. He is remembered today as the founder of the UK institution, The Caravan Club.Talk to be held at 7.30 pm at Emsworth Community Association.
Members £3 Non members £4. Please note that tickets for this talk will not be available for sale in advance at the Museum but can be purchased at the talk.