#BLOGTOUR | Anyone for Edmund? – Simon Edge @simonjedge @EyeAndLightning @damppebbles #AnyoneForEdmund #damppebblesblogtours #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview

Published by Lightning Books on 10th August 2020 is paperback and digital formats

They dug up his bones. They didn’t know he had a mind of his own.

Under tennis courts in the ruins of a great abbey, archaeologists find the remains of St Edmund, once venerated as England’s patron saint, but lost for half a millennium.

Culture Secretary Marina Spencer, adored by those who have never met her, scents an opportunity. She promotes Edmund as a new patron saint for the United Kingdom, playing up his Scottish, Welsh and Irish credentials. Unfortunately these are pure fiction, invented by Mark Price, her downtrodden aide, in a moment of panic.

The only person who can see through the deception is Mark’s cousin Hannah, a member of the dig team. Will she blow the whistle or help him out? And what of St Edmund himself, watching through the prism of a very different age?

Splicing ancient and modern as he did in The Hopkins Conundrum and A Right Royal Face-Off, Simon Edge pokes fun at Westminster culture and celebrates the cult of a medieval saint in another beguiling and utterly original comedy.


Anyone For Edmund? caught my eye because of the cover. It sounded like it would be a bit quirky. There is some interesting elements of magic mixed in with a religious tone, which I found made this book intriguing to read.

I loved the characters. The quirky, witty people who are super well developed. I learned to care about them and absolutely enjoyed following their journey.

This book does require a suspension of disbelief, which I found entertaining. Lots of interesting history mixed with interesting characters.

Overall, this book was intriguing and I’d definitely recommend it.



*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Simon Edge was born in Chester and read philosophy at Cambridge University.

He was editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay before becoming a gossip columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years. He has an MA in Creative Writing from City University, London, where he also taught literary criticism.

He is the author of three previous novels: The Hopkins Conundrum, which was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, The Hurtle of Hell and A Right Royal Face-Off.

He lives in Suffolk.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonjedge
Website: https://www.simon-edge.com/
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