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Book review: The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye

The dark, dangerous underworld of 19th century New York has never seemed more breathtakingly real than in the masterful hands of actress turned author Lyndsay Faye.

Without A Trace book cover

Ten top new releases

Here’s a look at 10 popular new releases.

Reader’s top 10 favourites

Book Club reader Allan Bolton lists 10 favourite first-person novels which he says are all far preferable to the film and TV versions many of them inspired.

Zak Dingle

Zak set to Woolpack ‘em in at railway town book signing

Loveable TV rogue Zak Dingle will be in Carnforth next month to sign copies of his autobiography.

Library books prescribed for dementia

The use of books to help people living with dementia – as well as their families, friends and carers –is being actively encouraged as part of a national awareness week.

Lancaster author, Carys Davies.

Lancaster author shortlisted for book of year award

Lancaster writer Carys Davies is in the running for two major literary awards.

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Ruth Rendell

Ten top Ruth Rendell books

We take a look at 10 books by Ruth Rendell following her death earlier this month. Ruth was the creator of the Chief Inspector Wexford books and author of many stand alone books under her own name and also under her pseudonym, Barbara Vine.

Fundraiser Tony Smart MBE with Rosie Ryder from the Lancaster and Morecambe Lions (right) and Beverley and Matthew Burnham Jones from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at a previous Teddy Bears Picnic.

Fundraisers grin and bear it

One of the most fun family events on the Morecambe calendar returns to Happy Mount Park this Saturday.

Happy days, a naughty fairy and furry racers with OUP childrens books

Book review: Happy days, a naughty fairy and furry racers with OUP children’s books

There are stories old, new and simply out of this world in a glittering collection of children’s books from Oxford University Press this month.

Pete Tong.

Top DJs arrive at Lancaster Castle for A-Wing show

An influx of DJ talent will storm the city this weekend as popular music event A-Wing returns to the castle.

Monsters, shy cats and fun-loving Wally with Walker Books

Book review: Monsters, shy cats and fun-loving Wally with Walker Books

Come rain or shine, the half-term holiday won’t be boring with a sparkling selection of titles from Walker Books.

The Platform in Morecambe, music and entertainment venue.

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The Platform in Morecambe, music and entertainment venue.

Book review: The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945 by Will Iredale

On the morning of May 9 1945, many Britons awoke feeling more than a little groggy after an evening of celebrations to mark the end of war in Europe.

The Killing of Bobbi Lomax by Cal Moriarty

Book review: The Killing of Bobbi Lomax by Cal Moriarty

The first author to be published by Faber from their own acclaimed Faber Academy, Cal Moriarty may be the new kid on the block but she’s marking her debut with a brilliant piece of old-fashioned detective work.

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Compiled by Karen Dolby

Book review: The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Compiled by Karen Dolby

Queen Victoria may not have been amused… but her great great granddaughter most definitely is!

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Compiled by Karen Dolby

The Lancashire Festival is back for summer 2015

The Lancashire Evening Post and Blackpool Gazette is proud to announce the return of The Lancashire Festival sponsored by Lloyd Lancashire, home of BMW and MINI.

The Platform in Morecambe.

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Singer Nathan Carter.

Your chance to get Carter

The hottest property on the Irish music scene and a young man tipped for stardom is coming to Lancaster next week.

The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

Book review: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

When Wolf Truly heads for one of Southern California’s highest mountains on his 18th birthday, it’s not to celebrate but to jump to his death from the summit.

Summer mystery, super science and terrific trains with Usborne

Book review: Summer mystery, super science and terrific trains with Usborne

From ballet stars and teen thrillers to books that inform and entertain, Usborne have a bumper bundle of fun and facts this month.

Still Whispering After All These Years by Bob Harris

Book review: Still Whispering After All These Years by Bob Harris

The Ken Barlow of Rock is hardly the most flattering of descriptions and it takes on more significance when you learn that this is Bob Harris talking about himself.

The Chateau on the Lake by Charlotte Betts

Book review: The Chateau on the Lake by Charlotte Betts

History, mystery, adventure and romance… what could be better for the long summer nights?

War Babies by Annie Murray

Book review: War Babies by Annie Murray

Wartime is hard for any woman on the home front but when you are just sixteen and facing motherhood, the going can only get tough.

Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom

Top colouring books for grown-ups

This week’s top 10 reflects a craze being taken up by adults across the world – colouring in!

Red Rose, White Rose by Joanna Hickson

Book review: Red Rose, White Rose by Joanna Hickson

With the reburial of Richard III still fresh in our minds, it seems opportune to discover more about the proud, passionate woman who was his mother.

Joining The Seas - A Yorkshireman's Coast To Coast Walk

All at sea with Wainwright alternative

An alternative to Wainwright’s iconic Coast-to-Coast walk comes in the form of a 150-mile trek across northern England.

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Now here’s a real treat… a book about books for book lovers. Throw in a cutesy little girl and a big-hearted storyline and you have a novel made in literary heaven.

Lancaster Library.

Lancaster and District Great War Fallen book launch

A World War One open workshop at Lancaster Library will see the launch of a book about the city’s Great War fallen.

Esperanza Street by Niyati Kent

Reader review: Esperanza Street by Niyati Kent

Book Club reader Margaret Fancy reviews Niyati Kent’s Esperanza Street

Morecambe Carnival 2015

VIDEO: Dancing grannies discuss their hips and friendship at Morecambe Carnival video

The dancing grannies chatted to reporter Gemma Sherlock before their performance at Morecambe Carnival.

A big world, a little king and a very fat toad

Book review: A big world, a little king and a very fat toad

There is a distinctly continental flavour to a colourful selection of new books from the rather aptly named Gecko Press.

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Packed Sunday set for Morecambe Carnival

X Factor fans are in for a treat thanks to the new headline acts announced for Morecambe Carnival.

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Poldarks Cornwall by Winston Graham

Book review: Poldark’s Cornwall by Winston Graham

If you are already suffering Poldark withdrawal symptoms, why not follow in the author’s footsteps and wallow in all things Cornish?

The Queen's Hotel Float in Morecambe Carnival Parade last year.

Thousands to visit Morecambe promenade for Carnival

Thousands are expected to visit the promenade this weekend as Morecambe Carnival returns with a bang.

Millie Marottas Animal Kingdom

Competition: Win colouring-in books for grown-ups

Grown-ups the world over are enjoying a new craze - colouring in!

The long, the short and other tall stories

Book review: The long, the short and other tall stories

A Brazilian author’s warm, witty and enchanting story of a rabbit with one ear shorter than the other is taking a giant hop, skip and jump into new territory this month.

The Platform in Morecambe, music and entertainment venue.

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There Will Be Better Days by Elizabeth Waite

Book review: There Will Be Better Days by Elizabeth Waite

When she was 12 years old, East End girl Chloe Collard vowed she would get an education… or die in the attempt.

The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby

Book review: The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby

When President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22 1963, the shocking pictures of his wife Jackie’s blood-soaked pink suit dominated the world headlines.

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How to draw everything

Book review: Put colour into your life with Michael O’Mara Books

With over 34,000 books sold and many people reaping the relaxation benefits, grown-up colouring has become an international phenomenon.

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