Uncover The Dark and Fabulous Underworld of Georgian London’s Secret Molly Houses with Author AJ West

Griffin Books’ busy events programme continues this week as they welcome author AJ West to Penarth to celebrate the release of his gripping new novel The Betrayal of Thomas True. Set amidst the buried streets of Georgian London, The Betrayal of Thomas True is a brutal and devastating historical thriller, where love must overcome evil, and the only true sin is betrayal.

AJ will be in conversation with bestselling novelist Susan Stokes-Chapman on Wednesday 10 July at All Saints Lesser Hall in Penarth. Let AJ and Susan guide you through the dark and fabulous underworld of Georgian London’s secret Molly houses. Meet the infamous Mother Clap and her flamboyant and outrageous mollies, learn about the very real dangers that lurked in the shadows of every backstreet drinking house, and listen to the touching true stories AJ discovered in the Old Bailey archives.

A.J. West previously worked as an award-winning network television and radio news presenter and reporter before turning his hand to writing fiction. His bestselling debut novel The Spirit Engineer won the HWA Debut Crown Award. Susan Stokes-Chapman’s debut novel Pandora was an instant Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has been translated into 16 languages. Her second novel The Shadow Key – a Gothic tale set against the mysterious Welsh landscape of 1783 – was released in April this year.

The event will take place on Wednesday 10 July at 7.30 pm in All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth. Tickets start at just £5.00. To find out more and book tickets online, visit: www.griffinbooksevents.co.uk – or pop into Griffin Books (9A Windsor Road, Penarth) to speak to a member of staff.