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Stories to astound, amuse and delight from Macmillan Childrens Books

Book review: Stories to astound, amuse and delight from Macmillan Children’s Books

There is a rainbow selection of new children’s books from Macmillan this month and at the top of the colour chart is the captivating tale of a boy who turns green.

Thunder of the Gods

Book review: Thunder of the Gods by Anthony Riches

Just when you thought the brilliant, all-action Empire series couldn’t get any better, its battle-hardened creator, Anthony Riches, plays a trump card.

The Foster Factory by David Learmont

Review: The Foster Factory by David Learmont

This book intrigued me because it was the last thing I expected from a tale of how a retired man and his wife became foster carers in their late 60s.

Waterstones bookstore celebrates World Book Night

World Book Night chart - part one

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities.

Time for Coppernob by Denny Mallows

Book is new departure for Cumbrian Railways

The story of two children hurled back in time on an old steam engine signals a new title from Cumbrian Railways Association.

Common blue damselfly by Alan Wright.

Nature lovers’ guide to dragonflies

A bug’s life is there for the taking if you like to stroll along the canal or down by the river.

Every shade of colouring with Buster Books

Book review: Every shade of colouring with Buster Books

As the craze for grown-up colouring sweeps the country, Buster Books have not forgotten that kids love it too!

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Behind Closed Doors by Susan Lewis

Book review: Behind Closed Doors by Susan Lewis

The emotional stresses of contemporary life, and the crises that it throws up, have long been the building blocks for Susan Lewis’ compelling and beautifully crafted novels.

The Ravens Head by Karen Maitland

Book review: The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland

A terrifying lord of 13th century alchemy has his sights set on finding the secret of eternal life… and no child will be safe from his dark embrace.

Clever Commuter by Gareth Moore

Book review: Clever Commuter by Gareth Moore

Is your daily commute to work a brain-numbing experience? Are you constantly willing away the minutes and hours?

Lancashire Libraries' ebook catalogue appeals to all ages

Ten of the latest additions to Lancashire Libraries ebook catalogue

There’s something for everyone, from family saga to science fiction and fantasy, in this list of 10 of the latest additions to Lancashire Libraries ebook catalogue.

Barry Durham with a copy of The Demdike Legacy.

Book about witches casts its spell across the Atlantic

The spellbinding story of the Lancashire Witches is now wooing book lovers across the Atlantic.

Hook's Daughter

Book review: A swashbuckling month of books with The Chicken House

Take the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning… but this time with a feisty little girl called Jocelyn.

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Book review: Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Crime fans know all too well that the best murder mysteries are not just about whodunit but about purpose, people and place.

Motive by Jonathan Kellerman

Book review: Motive by Jonathan Kellerman

There’s plenty of food for thought in the new Alex Delaware thriller from bestselling US author Jonathan Kellerman.

Fun-loving dogs and a pop-up Alice with Walker Books

Book review: Fun-loving dogs and a pop-up Alice with Walker Books

Inventive, inviting and invigorating… leading publisher Walker Books has a brilliant selection of holiday reads to keep your little ones out of mischief.

Joseph Delaney

Ten top teachers turned authors

This week we look at ten authors who used to teach.

Stephen Williams, author of thriller book, Tuesday Falling.

Clapham’s answer to Stieg Larsson

A Clapham writer is going underground for his debut novel.

RETRO: Pac-Man is available to play in your home town

Pac-Man comes to Lancashire - sort of!

Retro gamers will love this latest addition to Google Maps.

Sarah J. Dodd from Lancaster, author of The Lion Picture Bible.

Lancaster author’s picture bible released for Easter

With Easter almost here, a Lancaster author has released a well-timed publication.

Anne Anderson, author of Flirty Fifty.

Win Flirty Fifty audio copy

You can win an audio copy of a book by an author featured in Book Club a few weeks ago.

The Tutor by Andrea Chapin

Book review: The Tutor by Andrea Chapin

If Shakespeare’s mind can be viewed as an open book, his enigmatic life story and his private passions remain an unwritten chapter.

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Claire Sweeney.

New mum Claire tells of dating disasters

Claire Sweeney was about to go on tour with her new show when she discovered she was pregnant.

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Julianne Moore.

Getting by with help from Friends

An Oscar-winning film about dementia will coincide with a talk by a group of people who have learned about living with the condition.

Easter fun with Usborne Childrens Books

Book review: Easter fun with Usborne Children’s Books

Easter is bursting out all over so keep holiday boredom at bay with Usborne’s bright and beautiful books.

White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen

Book review: White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen

In Finland in the bone-chilling winter of 1867 – the year of a devastating famine – the colour of death is white.

Olly Murs unveils his new waxwork at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

VIDEO: Olly sees double on the Prom video

Fans of pop favourite Olly Murs were seeing double as his new waxwork was revealed in Blackpool today.

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Love is in the air as spring arrives

Book review: Love is in the air as spring arrives

Sail away into a new season of reading as a raft of romantic sagas aims to set hearts aflutter.

Terry Pratchett

Ten top Terry Pratchett books

This week’s top ten is a tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of Discworld and author of more than 70 books, who died on March 12.

Writer Carole Coates.

Lancaster writer is main speaker at Settle Sessions

Settle in for a session with outstanding northern poets and writers.

Everyday Maths for Grown-Ups

Book review: Everyday Maths for Grown-Ups by Kjartan Poskitt

Does adding up let you down? Do you suffer from maths anxiety? Well, here’s a book you can count on.

Olly Murs who will unveil his waxwork in Blackpool on Monday

Olly in town to unveil waxwork

Fans of singer Olly Murs can get a glimpse of the star when he visits Blackpool on Monday to unveil his waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds.

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The Crow Mandala

Battle for the best of the bands

It’s crunch time for Morecambe four piece Philip James Turner and the Crow Mandala who will perform in the finals of the Reidy’s Exposure Battle of the Bands competition tonight, Thursday, in Blackburn.

Hold onto your bonnets, its Easter at Little Tiger Press

Book review: Hold onto your bonnets, it’s Easter at Little Tiger Press

Little Tiger Press are rolling out an egg-citing selection of new books as the Easter holidays get ready to spring into action.

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Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

Book review: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

As the BBC’s lavish new production of Poldark wins the hearts and headlines of a nation, why not top up all that drama by reading the original novels?

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Book review: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

WHEN an eight-year-old girl goes missing, the bonds between a mother and her daughter will be tested almost beyond endurance.

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

Book review: Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

When the deposed nine-day English queen Lady Jane Grey was executed at the Tower of London in 1554, she left behind two younger sisters to face a lifetime under the shadow of treason.

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