Simon Edge, Anyone for Edmund? London: Lightning Books, , pp. I never anticipated that my historical work would inspire fiction, and I am rather honoured that Simon Edge considered my historical hypotheses worthy of fictionalising. Anyone for Edmund? In the meantime, it turns out that St Edmund himself has a part to play, with equally catastrophic results. Any historian who has dealt with the media or, worse still, with politicians will be painfully aware of the ease with which fabrications can slip into the public presentation of a historical or archaeological news story, so I found myself cringing through much of the book; the sort of narrative disaster envisaged in the novel is all too easy to imagine in reality.
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