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Press and Media

This page lists Jim's media interviews press appearances and reviews for the novel

Book Launch

At the Cafe Space, Oxford House, Bethnal Green, 12.11.22.

The Q&A was hosted by journalist and bestselling author, Duncan Campbell.

Live bass guitar by Michael Giaquinto.

Book Launch event for Penknife,  a coming of age novel by Jim Westover, at  Oxford House. 12.11.22
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Phoenix FM

Jim was Interviewed live in the studio on the Arts Programme by hosts Claire Gevaux and Natalie Bays on Phoenix FM on Sunday November 6th. They also played tracks from the Penknife soundtrack.

Click below to listen (show starts from 25 minutes in)

BBC Essex

On November 2nd, 2022, Jim was interviewed by Rob Jelly on his evening show on BBC Essex.

City Talk Show

On Monday 17th October 2022, Jim was interviewed live in the studio by Nita Jhummu on the City Talk programme on Chelmsford Community Radio.

Click below to listen on Mixcloud (show starts from 50 minutes in)

"Knifeman Written Good"

Review from Inside Time, by award-winning author Duncan Campbell

"Thatcher Dispatcher"

Review from Morning Star, by Sylvia Hikins

"‘Pen Knife’ is a strong debut novel"

Review from Stand Up and Spit
by Roual Galloway

"Jim’s novel of self-discovery"

Review from Brightlingsea Info, by David Bridle

"Brightlingsea author returns home"

Article from Evening Gazette, by
George King
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