My Name Is Legion

A Novel

A. N. Wilson

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The Daily Legion is a rag that peddles celebrity gossip and denounces asylum seekers. The secret is that its financial survival depends on the support of a brutal African government. Recklessly defending this corrupt dictatorship, the newspaper faces off against Father Vivyan Chell, an Anglican monk and missionary who is working to overthrow the corrupt regime. The newspaper wages a smear campaign against the priest. Freedom fighters join the battle. Violence escalates. My Name Is Legion is a savage satire on the morality of contemporary Britain--its press, its politics, its church, its rich, its underclass.

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"Profoundly sobering, yet side-splittingly funny . . . brave and satisfying."--The Boston Globe

"A. N. Wilson's career has followed several paths . . . and he puts them all to good use in this sprawling comedy of ideas that gleefully skewers the newspaper business and just about everything else."--The New York Times Book Review

"Wilson never misses the mark. . . . It's a testament to the multivalent nature of Wilson's talent that he can portray this frightening family so tenderly in a novel that usually flashes with steely wit."--The Washington Post Book World

"Precise and piercing satire . . . It's Wilson's characters, though, that give the book its depth, all fully drawn, none escaping his sharp sword."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

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A. N. Wilson

A. N. Wilson, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, lives in North London. His historical study, The Victorians, was published in 2002 to massive critical acclaim.

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My Name Is Legion
A Novel
A. N. Wilson

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312425142
ISBN10: 0312425147
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$22.00
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