The Book Nook Meets: AJ West



 We are SUPER excited to announce that we are going to be meeting author A.J. West on Thursday 14th October to celebrate the release of his debut novel The Spirit Engineer.

Belfast 1914. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, high society has become obsessed with spiritualism, attending seances in the hope they might reach their departed loved ones.

William Jackson Crawford is a man of science and a sceptic, but one night with everyone sitting around the circle, voices come to him - seemingly from beyond the veil - placing doubt in his heart and a seed of obsession in his mind. Could the sprits truly be communicating with him, or this is one of Kathleen's parlour tricks gone too far?

Based on the true story of William Jackson Crawford and famed medium Kathleen Goligher, and with a cast of characters including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, The Spirit Engineer conjures a haunted, twisted tale of power, and one ultimate, inescapable truth...

A.J. West writes brilliantly - so clever it makes your head spin! A compelling and daring book, Jeremy Vine, Broadcaster.

Haunting, witty and deeply moving. Set to become a gothic classic. Jodie Whitaker, Actor.

With a skillful misdirection that any Edwardian sprit medium would be proud to demonstrate, A.J. West soon turns the screw in this fascinating novel, Essie Fox, author of The Somnambulist.

Tickets are £7 and include a glass of wine and nibbles. We are also offering a 10% discount on The Spirit Engineer's RRP of £14.99. Tickets can either be purchased online via EventBrite, or alternatively, you can contact us directly or pop into our store. Looking forward to seeing you there!