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Yucky yaks, bouncy bubbles and pungent ponies with Maverick

Book review: Yucky yaks, bouncy bubbles and pungent ponies with Maverick

Enjoy the big picture this autumn with a hunky, funky selection of books from Maverick Arts Publishing.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Richard Herring.

Herring Lords it up in city

Wherever you may be, make sure you book a seat for the Lord of the Dance Settee when he visits Lancaster this week.

History, mystery and romance with Ebury books

Book review: History, mystery and romance with Ebury books

A thrilling alternative history of the Tudors, a sultry romance set in 16th century Constantinople and two wartime love affairs top a sizzling autumn line-up from Ebury.

Bowland Scrapbook project researcher, Sue Holden, holds the book, with volunteers who helped to compile it.

Bowland Scrapbook champions area of beauty

A year of celebrations draws to a close for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the publication of the ‘Bowland Scrapbook’.

Proud of You by Mary Wood

Book review: Proud of You by Mary Wood

War is notorious for tearing loved ones apart… but it can also bring together people in the strangest and most unexpected ways.

Keith J Wilson, Letters from the Past author.

Lancaster author offers luxury hotel break prize

The Lancaster author of an historical adventure novel is offering his readers the opportunity to win a luxury break.

Tree Palace  by Craig Sherborne

Book review: Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne

Scratching out an existence on the fringes of society in the plains north west of Melbourne is tough going for itinerant Moira Whittaker but when trouble arrives, family always comes first….

Monstrous fun and silly scariness for a haunting Halloween

Book review: Monstrous fun and silly scariness for a haunting Halloween

Halloween is creeping up again so get ready for the witching hour with some spooky, spine-tingling reads from Macmillan children’s books.

Inside the Running Water II Wigwam at Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater.

Glamping it up in the Lakes

I don’t do camping – but I now do glamping.

Ipod.

Milby on Music column

The way we listen to music is changing all the time.

Author Deborah Swift from Warton, near Carnforth.

Warton author’s new encounter

Warton author Davina Blake has launched her new book, ‘Past Encounters’.

The Heartbreaks perform at Lancaster Library.

Review: The Heartbreaks

The Study Room is fast gaining a reputation as a leading live music venue on the Lancaster circuit. Latest to play the chic Church Street bar were Morecambe’s finest The Heartbreaks.

Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray

Ten top ebooks

We take a look at some of the latest additions to the Lancashire County Library ebook catalogue.

Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf

Book review: Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf

Oksa Pollock, the star of a magical French-style Harry Potter series which has captured the hearts and imaginations of children the world over, is ready for her greatest challenge yet.

Lancaster author, Carys Davies.

Lancaster backdrop for award-winning author’s new book

An award-winning author’s hometown of Lancaster helped inspire her new short story collection.

Frank English

Book signing at Lancaster store

A winter warmer comes in the form of Frank English’s new children’s book.

Mitch Benn.

‘37th Beatle’ brings comedy show to Lancaster

You don’t have to be a massive fan of The Beatles to enjoy a new show which will be performed at The Dukes.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Lydia Reynolds, Olivia Rogerson and Danni Bowker from the Happy Feet School of Dance.

Brolly good dance show

Talented young dancers from across our district will entertain crowds over two days at the Grand Theatre.

Past Encounters by Davina Blake

Book review: Past Encounters by Davina Blake

The windswept, curving platform of Carnforth railway station became an unforgettable part of big screen history when a film crew arrived there in 1945.

Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Book review: Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Love is guaranteed to heat up the cold nights with a red-hot collection of romantic reads from Piatkus which boasts some of the biggest names in popular fiction.

Classics old and new from Walker Books

Book review: Classics old and new from Walker Books

‘Looks’ are everything this autumn with a cool and creative collection for children from innovative publisher Walker Books.

Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Book review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Can it ever be right to seek long-overdue justice through violent revenge?

Lee Child's New Jack Reacher novel, Personal

Morecambe Library’s top 10 crime books

Morecambe Library looks at top crime books racing up the charts in this week’s top 10.

Les Dawson�s Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

Book review: Les Dawsonʼs Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

He was a comic genius ... Les Dawson, the knave who stole our hearts and became the king of jokers in a prize pack of Lancashire comedians.

Tom Kitching from Morecambe who died in Changi prison, with wife Nora.

Secret war diary of true Morecambrian

Thomas Kitching was the Chief Surveyor of Singapore when the island fell to the Japanese in 1942.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Book review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

Is it possible to have the perfect life?

On this day in history

Book review: History, mystery and the meaning of life with Michael O’Mara Books

Imagine waking up every day to a momentous historical event, digging into the weird world of language or learning to think like Einstein.

Win a copy of Lee Child's new book, Personal

Win crime book in our competition

We have two copies of ‘Watching Over You’ by Mel Sherratt to be won.

Master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, will be appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.

Counting down to Lancaster Litfest 2014

Litfest kicks off on Friday with a packed programme of events from writers, poets and performers all set to descend on Lancaster.

Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

Book review: Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

The spark that ignited the relationship between poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his author wife Mary came close to being extinguished by the ‘third person’ in their marriage.

Gutenbergs Apprentice by Alix Christie

Book review: Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

As an author, journalist and printer, Alix Christie has had a long fascination with the Gutenberg Bible, the 15th century book that kick-started a print revolution.

Relish North West

New guide to North West’s finest restaurants

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in the North West, then you’ve come to the right place.

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @jannyjinny of the statue in Morecambe of comedian Eric Morecambe after it is thought that someone attempted to cut through one of the legs of the statue in orderto steal it.

Attempted theft of Eric Morecambe statue

A man has been arrested after attempting to steal Morecambe bay’s iconic Eric Morecambe statue.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

Review: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Activision has announced they will be working with Torn Banner Studios in collaboration with Mercenary Technology to bring the PC award-winning Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to consoles for the very first time.

'Personal' is the latest instalment in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.

Ten top popular authors

Morecambe Library has put together this chart of its top popoular authors,

Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

Book review: Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

The days may be getting shorter but long winter evenings hold the promise of a world of warm and wonderful reading.

Montgomery the Church Mouse by Jane Byle

New children’s book from Holme author

Holme author Jane Byle has written a new children’s book, ‘Montgomery the Church Mouse’, about two mice who fall in love but face danger from mousetraps and Bernard the barn owl.

Conn  Iggulden

Lancaster Castle welcomes master of historical fiction

Historical fiction fans will get the chance to meet one of the genre’s most successful writers at a special event at Lancaster Castle.

Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael OMara Books

Book review: Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael O’Mara Books

Feeling stressed, need to unwind, want to unleash your inner creativity… then get yourself a gorgeous colouring book!

Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Book review: Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Macmillan have a red-hot selection of children’s books to take the chill out of the dark nights ahead.

Paul Akister finds out he is through to The X Factor live shows.

Lancaster man Paul Akister through to live shows of X Factor

Lancaster man Paul Akister has become the first singer from our district to reach the live shows of hit TV talent search The X Factor.

Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Book review: Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Ask any dog lover and they’ll tell you that their adored pet is poetry in motion…

Disney Infinity-2 Marvel Super Heroes.

Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Heroes Starter Pack

We are all well aware that the season is rapidly approaching that all parents dread, yes it’s pester power time and Disney have jumped on the band wagon early with the release of Disney Infinity 2.0.

Skull candy Sports performance ear buds.

Review: Skullcandy earphones

Skullcandy,has just announced their sports performance earphones and we will be donning our jogging bottoms and testing these very soon.

A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Book review: A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Complex psychological thrillers don’t come much better than A Trick of the Mind, the work of an author who weaves her own brand of literary magic.

Red Bull Air Race - The Game.

Review: Red Bull Air Race - The Game

Red Bull Air Race – The Game from Red Bull Media House is now available for free with in-app purchases on the App Store and Google Play.

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