The Hopkins Conundrum blends the real stories of Hopkins and the shipwrecked nuns while casting a wry eye on The Da Vinci Code industry in a highly original mix of fiction, literary biography and satirical commentary.
Watch author Simon Edge discuss his novel below:
Simon Edge read philosophy at Cambridge and worked as an English teacher in the Gaza Strip and a specialist journalist on the Middle East before becoming editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay and then entering Fleet Street.
A gossip columnist on the Evening Standard, he then joined the staff of theDaily Express, working as variously a feature writer, obituaries editor and theatre critic. He has also written for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman and Attitude, where he is a contributing editor.