Edgcumbe Press

We launched our first book this summer, which is on sale worldwide. It is the untold story of the Parker expedition to Jerusalem to search for the Ark of the Covenant. The mystery surrounding the Ark of the Covenant’s location is one of the world’s greatest and most enduring. One of the Bible’s most sacred and powerful objects has not been seen for over 2,500 years. The missing Ark has inspired many quests and even a famous film.

One of the most remarkable of the quests to find the Ark is the Parker expedition. Its story seems stranger than fiction and includes aristocrats, poets, psychics, secret cyphers in the Bible, a deadly curse, bribery, gun-running, riots, and madness. It sounds unbelievable but the Parker expedition is real. Rudyard Kipling, who knew several expedition members, wrote ‘Talk of fiction! Fiction isn’t in it’.

Amongst Books

About our first author

Graham Addison

His first love is history, which is what Graham obtained his degree in from Leeds University.  He has lived in Scotland and France and now resides in Berkshire in the south of England.

"This is the story of a remarkable adventure, exciting, harrowing, beautifully written and thoroughly researched. Graham Addison displays not only an acute understanding of period and location but also of the levels of society in which his fascinatingly complex characters were part. His account of this extraordinary undertaking, and for many its tragic aftermath, is a truly impressive undertaking."

Lady Selina Hastings - author