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A.J. West Recommends........

Each month we ask an author to recommend a few of their favourite reads.

This month, we've asked A.J. West, author of seasonably spooky, The Spirit Engineer. A.J. visited The Rabbit Hole in November 2021 when the hardback was released, and recently attended the No Limits Festival. 

About A.J.:

A.J.West is an award-winning former BBC journalist, radio broadcaster and voice artist from Buckinghamshire. He has also written for national newspapers and magazines and has appeared on national television programmes, including BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, This Morning and the legendary reality television show, Big Brother, where he became an instant household name… though the specific household is yet to be identified.

The son of three primary school teachers, he grew up reading books to escape his shyness at school and discovered an early talent for writing which took him around the world producing popular news programmes and documentaries. In 2020, he was signed to the venerable publisher of historical fiction, Duckworth Books, who describe his writing as gothic, artful and thoroughly researched.

Today, A.J. lives in South London with his husband, Nicholas Robinson.

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"My list may seem a little peculiar at first sight, but I promise you that all of these books have helped to shape me as a reader and a writer. No matter the subject matter, they all dazzle with their sheer confidence and beauty; each a cocktail of tragedy, joy, wit and thrill. ."

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