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William Edmundson

William (Eddie) Edmundson works as a consultant and writer in Recife, Brazil, following a career in teacher training and management with the British Council that has taken him to Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and his most recent appointment as British Council Director in Cuba. Fluent in Spanish (and Portuguese), he started research into the history of the British presence in Chile while Director of the Chilean-British Institute in Concepción, in 1984-1990. This led to several talks and articles on the subject, in English and Spanish, both in Chile and in Britain. His publications include “Ayrshire to Arauco: The Voyage of the Colinda,” Geogscot, The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (1993); “Calle Exeter and Rua Charles Darwin: British Studies on Your Doorstep,” British Studies Now, the British Council (1994); “La batalla de Coronel,” Revista de la Sociedad de Historia de Concepción (1990); and “Los británicos en la zona carbonífera,” Revista de la Sociedad de Historia de Concepción (1988). Edmundson has also published widely on English language teaching, and on the survival of steam locomotives in Latin America.

Works

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A History of the British Presence in Chile
From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence

Palgrave Macmillan
Chileans are often called the "English of South America." This book narrates the tremendous influence that British visitors and immigrants have had on the...
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The Nitrate King
A Biography of "Colonel" John Thomas North

Palgrave Macmillan
The first book-length biography of John Thomas North (1842-1896), known as 'Colonel North' in Britain and throughout the world as 'The Nitrate King,' this book...
William Edmundson

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