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Succession by Livi Michael

Book review: Succession by Livi Michael

Imagine a history lesson so real and so personal that you live alongside the characters through their triumphs and tragedies…

The Italian Girl by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Italian Girl by Lucinda Riley

Fancy a night – well, several nights – at the opera this summer?

Curious cats, dark magic and fur-raising fantasy

Book review: Curious cats, dark magic and fur-raising fantasy

Enterprising publishers have left no stone unturned in the hunt for the very best in summer reading for children and teenagers.

Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky by Liz Pichon

Morecambe Library’s top 10 children’s book

Take a look a 10 of Morecambe Library’s favourite children’s books.

Extreme Bricks by Sarah Herman

Book review: Extreme Bricks by Sarah Herman

Even if your first encounter with LEGO bricks is now a distant memory, few of us can forget the joy of completing our own doll’s house or spaceship.

John Barrowman.

Milby on Music column

Being brutally honest I’m not a fan of John Barrowman’s music.

Eric Morecambe statue.

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My Second Life and other boredom-busters from Usborne

Book review: My Second Life and other boredom-busters from Usborne

Keep your children out of mischief during the summer holidays with a sparkling collection of activity packs and sunshine reads.

Katy Regan

Our Katy did it with book number four

Former Carnforth High School pupil, Katy Regan, is breathing a sigh of relief after the publication of her fourth novel.

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Book review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

When a serial crime series writer turns her clever mind to a standalone novel, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be something special.

The Time of Their Lives by Maeve Haran

Book review: The Time of Their Lives by Maeve Haran

What does a baby boomer do when she hits the big 60?

Animal magic and a fairy tale vet top the Puffin Books bill

Book review: Animal magic and a fairy tale vet top the Puffin Books bill

Puffin Books are over 70 years old but their exciting selection of summer reads proves that they are still the publishing world’s high-flyers.

The Way Back Home by Freya North

Top 10 new 
releases

From science fiction to 
crime and family saga, there’s something for everyone in 10 of the most popular new books from the last couple of weeks, compiled by Morecambe Library.

The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse

Book review: The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse

Oxford University academic Tom Moorhouse knows more than most about water voles, the little creature immortalised by Ratty in Kenneth Grahame’s iconic early 20th century children’s book Wind in the Willows.

Steve Smith and Phil Woods

Comedy pair’s new book 
is definitely the real thing

When it comes to faking it, Steve Smith and Phil Woods are the experts.

Garry Cook, author of Free Days Out in Lancashire.

Enjoy free family days out with new guidebook

Everybody loves something for nothing so one dad’s new book is certain to catch on.

The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

Book review: The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

‘A queen must never be ruled by her heart… I am not as other women.’

The School Inspector Calls by Gervase Phinn

Book review: The School Inspector Calls by Gervase Phinn

There’s love in the air – and trouble in the classroom – as the summer term begins at picturesque Barton-in-the-Dale village school.

Former Lancaster Guardian reporter and author of book, Lake District Icons, Michaela Robinson-Tate.

Great and the good of the Lake District

Lake District Icons is the authors’ fan letter to the place where they say they’re privileged to work.

Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff

Book review: Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff

Two women, born nearly 50 years apart but both haunted by family tragedy… and now their paths are destined to cross.

The Way Back Home by Freya North

Win copy of new Freya North book

We have two copies of Freya North’s latest book, The Way Back Home, to be won.

Why

Book review: Reading is rocking and rolling with Little Tiger Press

The summer is getting off to a roaring start with a monstrously exciting collection of books from Little Tiger Press.

Popstars Neon Jungle.

Milby on Music column

The peace at The Bay studios was shattered this week when four excited ladies burst in giggling and singing.

The World is a Wedding by Wendy Jones

Book review: The World is a Wedding by Wendy Jones

The whimsical world of undertaker Wilfred Price springs to glorious life again in the second chapter of Wendy Jones’ enchanting Welsh odyssey.

John Bercow's Tennis Maestros

Morecambe Library’s top 10 tennis-themed books

As Wimbledon continues, we take a look at 10 of Morecambe Library’s favourite tennis-related books.

That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler

Book review: That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler

The past is a dark and distant country in Tom Vowler’s haunting new novel… and the shadow it casts is long, hard and cruel.

Crime writer Jamie Sinclair from Hest Bank.

Crime thriller set in Lancaster

Crime pays for Jamie Sinclair who has set his new book in Lancaster.

The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

Book review: The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

There’s a delicious double serving of real-life history in the fifth book of Nicola Upson’s exceedingly clever and exceedingly entertaining Josephine Tey Mysteries series.

Christine L Conroy, author of Stitch Your Own Silver Linings.

Lancashire author holds book signing in Lancaster

Author of self-help book, Stitch Your Own Silver Linings, Christine L Conroy will be signing books at Waterstones in Cornmarket, Lancaster, on Saturday July 5.

Summers Shadow and all shades of reading with Macmillan Childrens Books

Book review: Summer’s Shadow and all shades of reading with Macmillan Children’s Books

A lyrical coming-of-age story grabs the headlines in a bevy of summer beauties from top children’s publisher Macmillan.

The Secrets of a Scoundrel by Gaelen Foley, Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James and The Escape by Mary Balogh

Book review: The Secrets of a Scoundrel by Gaelen Foley, Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James and The Escape by Mary Balogh

The late Georgette Heyer’s much-loved novels may now be just a distant memory but Regency romance has never been more popular.

Rene Zelwegger as Bridget Jones

Mad about the joy of Bridget Jones

During a girls’ weekend away, a dear friend of mine laughed out loud at a line in a book she was reading.

The Blue Room by Hanne �rstavik

Book review: The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik

Look in the mirror and you will see only a false reflection of your true self…

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

Book review: Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

The enigma that is America has rarely been so exquisitely and brutally depicted than in Smith Henderson’s stunning debut novel.

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Book review: Spooks: A New Darkness and other summer sparklers from Random House

Book review: Spook’s: A New Darkness and other summer sparklers from Random House

Preston author Joseph Delaney is leading the charge in a thrilling line-up of summer children’s books from top publishers Random House.

Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis

Book review: Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis

Judy of Sussex, a liver-and-white English Pointer, wasn’t just a pretty face… she was also one of the most extraordinary dogs ever to grace this earth.

Agent of Rome: The Black Stone by Nick Brown

Book review: Agent of Rome: The Black Stone by Nick Brown

When you are an officer spy in the service of a Roman emperor, every mission you undertake is dangerous…

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