Attend: out now in paperback and ebook. 

‘West Camel is the Dickens of Deptford, engaging us in a thrilling narrative that is generous with characters, social history and vivid dialogue. Rich, lively and intelligent, Attend is a novel of mystery, morality and meaning, but so delicately sewn together, you never notice the seams…’ Rosie Goldsmith

‘If Armistead Maupin were to write about a diverse group of friends in Deptford, the results might resemble this darkly comic debut from West Camel. These are characters you’ll love to spend time with, and miss when they’re gone’ Paul Burston

‘There is such a joy to the language. West Camel is a truly gifted wordsmith, and a beautiful storyteller’ Louise Beech

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‘Delicate, evocative prose telling an intriguing story with contemporary relevance, insight and compassion’ Live and Deadly

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‘Gritty, yet beautifully written; fantastical, yet down-to-earth; gripping and moving’ A Discount Ticket to Everywhere

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‘An intricate piece of work, showing off author West Camel’s skill in weaving words and phrases together to create a great debut novel’ Off-The-Shelf Books

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‘Up to date, gritty and dark yet filled with a magic that is unique and uplifting. Attend is adventurous, charming and utterly compelling’ Random Things Through My Letterbox

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‘A literary Eastenders, with precision language and beautifully interwoven storytelling … I couldn’t put it down’ Liz Loves Books

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‘Oh my, I have quite fallen in love with this absolutely glorious and spellbinding tale. A wonderful infusion of themes means ‘Attend’ quite rightly, refuses to be labelled. Set in Deptford, London the streets, houses, and locations are as eloquently described and important as the characters. Skirting the violent criminal underbelly of the town and exploring the struggle of addiction, the story hovers within touching distance of an unseen mysterious power that planted itself in my mind and continued to lurk and explore my thoughts and feelings. The enigmatic and almost otherworldly Deborah sits centre stage, acting as a magnet, weaving Sam and Anne into her story. ‘Attend’ has a deliciously dark fairy tale quality that sits alongside the heartfelt realism of life quite beautifully. This is West Camel’s debut, his writing is alluring and sang out to me, I simply cant wait to see what comes next. I recommend ‘Attend’ with every fibre of my being, it has must-read stamped all over it … a beautiful contemporary must-read story full of soul, darkness, and magical light’ Liz Robinson, Love Reading