After-Dinner Speaker

Frances Edmonds is…

…a best-selling author and broadcaster who has been rated Britain’s most entertaining female speaker in a recent survey by “The Times.” A Cambridge-educated modern linguist, with humorous tendencies in five European languages, she spent fifteen years as an international conference interpreter creating linguistic silk purses out of befuddled politicians’ syntactic sows’ ears.

She then accompanied her cricketer husband, Phil Edmonds, on the England cricket team’s disastrous tour to the West Indies in 1986. It was there that she wrote her first and highly controversial bestseller, “Another Bloody Tour”, which shook British male sporting bastions to their foundations. She continued on to Australia where she wrote another Number One bestseller, “Cricket XXXX Cricket,” and hosted Good Morning Australia, the country’s most popular breakfast TV show. “Members Only” followed, a search for signs of independent intelligent life in the Houses of Parliament. She found few. Her subsequent works of fiction have all been published internationally and to great critical acclaim. (Press here for published titles)

Frances has wide experience on radio and television as both a host and a panellist where she enjoys a deserved reputation as a controversial, irreverent and very funny woman. As an after-dinner speaker, Frances combines intellectual curiosity about her audience with her own brand of wit and flair to create truly memorable events of lasting resonance for her clients.