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Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked by Ray Clark

Book review: Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked by Ray Clark

The late Tony Benn has always been painted as the villain in the 1960s saga of pirate radio.

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Kingsland Road.

Darren Milby column

As you know Morecambe Carnival is back for the first time in donkey’s years and I can’t wait.

Entertainment listings.

Entertainment listings: 22/04/14

This week’s entertainment listings.

Fifty-ONE is set in Morecambe

Presidential debate at Morecambe’s Midland Hotel

Peter Swarbrick’s new political satire, Fifty-ONE, is drawn straight from tomorrow’s headlines.

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims by Toby Clements

Book review: Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims by Toby Clements

The Wars of the Roses were essentially a bitter feud which tore apart the royal Plantagenet family… but what of the ordinary folk caught up in decades of savage dynastic fighting?

The Twelfth Department by William Ryan

Book review: The Twelfth Department by William Ryan

Crime is getting personal for Captain Alexei Korolev, the police detective who treads a fine line in the menacing shadows of Stalinist Russia.

Jane Binnion who has written a children's book about dyspraxia

Galgate mum’s book inspired by daughter

A Galgate woman has written a rare children’s book tackling dyspraxia.

Abba won the Eurovision song contest in 1974.

Darren Milby column

The Eurovision song contest is regarded by most of us as a bit of a laugh.

Dick and Dom's book of jokes

Morecambe Library’s top 10 children’s books

To mark the Easter break – and the children being off school – Morecambe Library takes a look at 10 books currently popular with their younger borrowers.

Anne Randell, author of 'Next Time It Will Be Perfect'

Ex-Lancaster teacher’s Perfect retirement

A former teacher has discovered a novel way to spend her retirement.

Les Dennis and Claire Goose star in A Perfect Murder.

REVIEW: The Perfect Murder, Manchester Opera House

GARY RYCROFT writes...The Perfect Murder at Manchester Opera House is a new play adapted from a novella by best selling crime author Peter James.

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell

Book review: Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell

‘I want to write something new,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his agent in 1922, ‘something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.’

The Platform in Morecambe, music and entertainment venue.

Entertainment listings: 15/04/14

This week’s entertainment listings.

Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti

Book review: Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti

Take a mesmerising trip to the wild, windswept beauty of Scotland… but prepare for an emotional battering!

Locomotives of the Lancashire Central Coalfield: The Walkden Yard Connection by Alan Davies

Book review: Locomotives of the Lancashire Central Coalfield: The Walkden Yard Connection by Alan Davies

Amongst the unsung ‘heroes’ of the once flourishing Lancashire coal industry are the doughty little steam trains which hauled millions of tons of coal to the large distribution yards.

Spanish To Go

Book review: Spanish To Go

Don’t feel like the proverbial ‘idiot abroad’ this summer with two handy guides to help you speak the lingo.

The Investigation is an epic and spellbinding book

Book reviews

If you’re looking for something to read, one of these three books might appeal.

Two people have won a copy of A Slice of Britain: Around the Country by Cake

Book competition winners

Congratulations to our Book Club competition winners.

TV cook Mary Berry

Morecambe Library’s top 10 celebrity cook books

This week we take a look at 10 of the most popular cookery books around at the moment.

Malcolm Greenhalgh

Grow Your Own the Lancashire way

For the first time, here’s a guide on how to succeed growing fruit and vegetables specifically in the North West.

Holding Feet: A Poetry Anthology by Jet Spero

Lancaster poet’s book helps charity

The Lancaster author of a new poetry collection will be donating any book royalties earned during May to charity.

Entertainment listings.

Entertainment listings: 08/04/14

This week’s entertainment listings.

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Book review: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

As America’s astronauts set off on death-defying space missions in the 1960s, TV cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives, transformed overnight from ordinary housewives to US royalty.

After I'm gone

Book review: After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

Prize-winning US author Laura Lippman is back on a familiar beat in Baltimore… but this time without her long-serving, gutsy private investigator Tess Monaghan pulling the strings.

Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Book review: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport

An impish girl wearing a jaunty, wide-brimmed hat poses for the camera as she has a cheeky taste of her father’s cigarette…

Falling by Emma Kavanagh

Book review: Falling by Emma Kavanagh

A plane falls mysteriously from the sky, a young woman’s body is found on a river bank and lives are destined to fall apart…

Harry: A Biography by Marcia Moody

Book review: Harry: A Biography by Marcia Moody

Being the ‘spare’ rather than ‘heir’ has its distinct advantages… as the royal family’s daredevil Prince Harry knows only too well.

The Collected Works of A.J Fikry

Book reviews

The Collected Works of A.J Fikry

Spain's Enrique Iglesias.  (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Darren Milby column: Sorry ladies but Enrique interview is off

Excitement has been building amongst all the ladies who work at The Bay after we managed to arrange an interview with Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias.

Some Day I'll Find You by Richard Madeley

Ten top celebrity fiction wrters

News that Keith Richards is to publish his first children’s book, Gus and Me, prompted Morecambe 
Library to take a look at 
10 favourite celebrity 
authors.

Ellie Piercy as Beatrice and Paul Ready as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Picture: Jonathan Keenan.

Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Exchange, Manchester - review

Nothing succeeds like excess, reckoned Oscar Wilde, and to some extent that is true of this vivid and physical re-working of the Shakespeare rom-com.

Dark Vision

Book review: Dark Vision by Debbie Johnson

Mystic monarchs, vampire bands, spectral monks, haunted hacks and close encounters of an unexpected kind with an entire pantheon of deities… Dark Vision has it all.

Victoria Brazier in A Great War, one of six plays at JB Shorts 11.

JB Shorts 11, Joshua Brooks, Manchester - review

Nobody gets short-changed at another of this tiny pub theatre’s sparkling showcase of productions.

Jeremiah Ferrari

Halton Festival is back

Rock, folk, reggae, punk, funk and electronica combine to create an eclectic line-up of music at this year’s Halton Festival.

The Phoenix by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Book review: The Phoenix by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Five hundred years of history and a cast of thousands ... the much-anticipated 35th book in the addictive Morland Dynasty series has just hit the shelves.

Entertainment listings: 01/04/14

This week’s entertainment listings.

Author Clare Davidson.

Teacher’s Bargain buy

The second book in local author and teacher Clare Davidson’s Hidden series has come out of hiding.

The big, the Bard and the beautiful with Usborne books

Book review: The big, the Bard and the beautiful with Usborne books

April marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and Usborne children’s books are helping youngsters to understand and enjoy the greatest figure in England’s cultural heritage.

Alan Titchmarsh

Chance to win
new book

Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning one of two copies of Alan Titchmarsh’s new book, Bring Me Home.

River Calder by Roger Frost, Ian Thompson and Victoria Dewhurst

Book review: River Calder by Roger Frost, Ian Thompson and Victoria Dewhurst

Tucked away in the well-trodden Lancashire countryside near Burnley is the mysteriously named Valley of the Goblins.

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The Stolen by T. S. Learner

Book review: The Stolen by T. S. Learner

The inhuman treatment of the European Roma gypsies during the Holocaust has long haunted playwright and novelist T.S.Learner…

Matt Cardle.

Darren Milby column

Matt Cardle is becoming a regular on my show on The Bay.

Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Travel books top 10

This week’s top 10 looks at popular travel books.

Hayley Lawson who was born in Lancaster and has written an adult contemporary novel set in Syria called War Kids.

Lancaster-born writer moved by war in Syria

“On August 21, 2013 as I watched TV and folded up my laundry, an image of a young girl appeared,” begins Lancaster-born Hayley J. Lawson.

The Eagles Vengeance by Anthony Riches

Book review: The Eagle’s Vengeance by Anthony Riches

Britannia is in chaos, fearsome tribal women are torturing and killing Roman soldiers… and intrepid imperial fugitive and centurion Marcus Valerius Aquila is on another mission seemingly impossible.

Entertainment listings.

Entertainment listings: 25/03/14

This week’s entertainment listings.

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Book review: The Accident by Chris Pavone

After 15 years in the New York publishing industry, Chris Pavone knows better than most what makes a good book…

The Key To It All

Book review: The Key to It All by Joanna Rees

Joanna Rees has always liked a big stage for her racy novels featuring tales of wealth, glamour, greed and corruption…

Win a copy of A Slice of Cake by Caroline Taggart

Win great book prizes

If you’re interested in travel, these prizes might be just the ticket.

My Mummy Says

Book review: Special mums, special kids and special books with Macmillan

Mother’s Day is nearly here and it’s time to celebrate once again the ties that bind together families everywhere.

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