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Alex Coombs was born in Lambeth in 1961. He grew up in Bucks in the Chilterns near High Wycombe and went to school in Marlow.

He went to Oxford (St Peter's) then Edinburgh University where he studied Arabic and Islamic History. He has lived and worked in the Middle East and London, and is currently based back in Bucks.

Currently reading: 
Scott J Shapiro - Fancy Bear Goes Phishing

Nietzsche - Thus Spake Zarathustra

Leonardo Sciascia - Il giorno della civetta

Markus Richter - Die Heldensagen

Currently watching:

Twin Peaks - Season 3

Deadwood - Season 2

Currently Listening to:

Iggy Pop - Every Loser

Julian Cope - The Modern Antiquary

Arthur Brown - Space Captain

Alabama 3 - Cold War Classics Vol 2

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For more info about Alex Coombs please visit his Facebook page


Various random facts about the author :


His hobbies are learning French, German and Italian.

He likes dogs.

His favourite books, The Execution of Justice by Durrenmatt, Labyrinths by Borges, The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit.

He is a qualified chef and was once sous-chef in an award-winning gastropub.

He drinks a huge amount of tea ( black, no sugar).

He is a passionate fan of Hawkwind ever since he saw them at the Roundhouse back in the mid-seventies.

He likes boxing and keeping fit.

His main interest in life is art and going to art galleries, that and food, both cooking and restaurants.

He is quite a quiet, solitary person and dislikes parties, noise and boisterous behaviour.

He is not, and never has been, 'one of the lads.'

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