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Salisbury entries in Who's Who
WHO’S Who will see four people from Salisbury being added to the biographical reference book for 2013.
Joining the likes of Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis and tennis star Andy Murray in the hallowed pages of the world-renowned book will be Help for Heroes co-founder Emma Parry, Salisbury-born engineer Richard Crowther, writer Jeremy Lewis and behavioural scientist Nicholas Chater.
Mrs Parry, 53, runs the forces charity alongside her husband Bryn, providing specialist support to soldiers wounded in current conflicts and their families and providing the rehabilitation centre at Tedworth House in Tidworth.
Professor Crowther, 51, who was educated at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury, is the chief engineer with the Swindon-based UK Space Agency.
Mr Lewis, 70, who was born in Salisbury, is a freelance writer, commissioning editor of The Oldie Magazine and editor-at-late of the Literary Review.
Professor Chater, 47, is professor of behavioural science at the University of Warwick.
Those who feature in Who’s Who do so by initiation only and are requested to submit a potted biography, which can be as long or as short as they wish.
The entries for the latest inclusions from Salisbury are relatively modest compared to some.
Claiming the one of the longest entries is the late romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland, whose entry runs to 222 lines, while Mrs Parry kept her submission to seven lines, Mr Lewis’ is 15 lines and Professor Crowther and Professor Chater submitted 14 lines.
Those who feature in the book remain there until their deaths, when entries are transferred to its sister publication Who Was Who.
The 2013 edition of Who’s Who is published by A & C Black at £235.