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Daily Express, 20 July 2020

Saints Alive

Move over St George – some thing the nation's major martyr should be Edmund, whose East Anglian abbey turns 1,000 this year. By Simon Edge


Bury & West Suffolk magazine, August 2020

St Edmund holds court in a tale of politics, fun and fake news

In his latest book about historical figures, Long Melford
author Simon Edge enjoys wondering what would happen if Bury’s famous saint was discovered under the Abbey ruins

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Yorkshire Times, 7 August 2020

Review: Anyone for Edmund? by Simon Edge

Anyone for Edmund? is a highly entertaining work of satire, written by former features writer and theatre critic, Simon Edge, who deftly applies his journalistic skills to fiction


TripFiction, 10 August 2020

Talking Location with author Simon Edge

Simon Edge, author of Anyone for Edmund?, takes us on a tour of medieval Bury St Edmunds, once home to the greatest church in Christendom, in search of England’s lost patron saint


The i Paper, 24 July 2020

75 essential summer reads

Edge’s sharp-edged political comedy is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as the discovery of St Edmund’s remains underneath a tennis court sets off a farcical chain of events


East Anglian Daily Times, 9 August 2020

Comic novel is inspired by Saint Edmund

The story of Saint Edmund is very much part of the fabric of this area. The original patron saint of England has now inspired another story: the comic novel Anyone for Edmund? by author Simon Edge


Francis Young, 10 August 2020

Review: Anyone for Edmund? by Simon Edge

It is rare for me to review fiction on here – indeed, I don’t think I have ever done so before – but Anyone for Edmund? is rather different, because Simon Edge’s novel was inspired by my research


BBC Radio Suffolk, 12 August 2020

On the Sofa with Lesley Dolphin

‘I’m finding it very funny. It’s making me laugh out loud. It’s brilliant,’ Lesley says of Anyone for Edmund? – which was inspired by Radio Suffolk’s Edmund for England campaign. From 01:27:00


Suffolk Free Press, 13 August 2020

New book blends history and humour

On the thousand year anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmund, a Suffolk man has written a comedy book about the saint himself

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Saga Magazine, September 2020

Rich in history and bunk

When the remains of St Edmund, 9th-century king of East Anglia, are discovered under tennis courts in East Anglia, Mark Price urges his ruthless boss, the culture secretary, to propose him as a patron saint of the UK...

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The Lady, February 2021

St George had better watch out

This historical and politically prescient comedy will have you chuckling long after the last page. Gripping, entertaining and intriguing, it is part political satire and part historical excavation with a contemporary twist.


Suffolk Magazine, February 2021

Anyone for Edmund?

Author Simon Edge loves imagining history in his own humorous, slightly irreverent, fictional style. Now he’s digging up the past on our country’s patron saint

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