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This week’s question: If you had access to all the research in the world you would need, who is the person you would want to write a book about and why?
I’ve always been fascinated by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was only small of stature, but had such a big influence on the modern world. Even at the age of eight he could understand geometry and draughtsmanship and was a workaholic (as an adult he worked 20 hour days). While still a teenager he became Chief Assistant Engineer to his engineer father’s project to build a tunnel under the river Thames (eventually Isambard’s baby son Henry would be the first person to travel in the tunnel – handed through by his father). His brilliant mathematical brain could work out stress calculations in a trice for constructing bridges, tunnels and ships. I have never had that kind of brain, nor ever will!
I would love to have met him, to talk to people who knew him, and to meet his teachers. However, he died almost 100 years before I was born, and so sadly that can never happen.
His legacy his huge. He built 25 railway lines, over 100 bridges, 8 pier and dock systems, 3 ships, and a pre-fabricated Army field hospital. He is known as ‘The Briton who built Britain’. I remain in awe of his achievements.
Who would Kelly Williams like to write about? You can read her blog and find out about her books by clicking on the link www.BlueHonor.com/blog/