King Edmund,Saint & Martyr

£ 12.00 each

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Words by Tim Holt Wilson, Pictures by Brian Whelan

'A martyred king; a miracle-working saint; a gilded shrine; a mighty abbey: Edmund's legacy is truly a casket of wonders.'

This short book traces the closely-woven threads of fact and fable around Edmund's life and martyrdom, and the fascinating religious cult which once made him the patron saint of England.

Even today he has a guaranteed place in popular affection. Read this book and find out why.

Thirty-two pages in perfect binding with 20 full colour illustrations.

Reviews

"This painting is alive with the brilliance of faith. We know that fallen acorns will grow into new trees; this death cannot be an ending". Sister Wendy Beckett

“He goes to dark, grim places, places that in the modern world we like to pretend don’t exist and when he gets there he cracks jokes. This work is the work of the medieval jester.”
Joe Horgan, Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award winner

“wise, witty and affectionate paintings which range from religious iconography to images of his home city of London.”
Ian Collins, writer

“The best way I could describe Brian would be to call him the rock & roll painter.”
Paul McGuinness of the Popes

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