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Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.
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The Faithful by Juliet West

Book review: The Faithful by Juliet West

When Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts arrive in a peaceful Sussex coastal village for a summer camp in 1935, a restless teenage girl is seduced by their dark, alien charms.

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The Mayfly by James Hazel

Book review: The Mayfly by James Hazel

Ex-cop Charlie Priest thought he had said goodbye to danger when he quit the Met to become a top London lawyer…

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Cousins by Salley Vickers

Book review: Cousins by Salley Vickers

To label Salley Vickers’ complex and compelling new novel a family saga would be to do this acutely perceptive writer a disservice.

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The following photograph was found in a lock-up in James Street, Morecambe, about three years ago, still on the wall covered by a poster. It shows dancers at the school there, recognise anyone?

Nostalgia: Do you recognise this dance school?

This photograph was found in a lock-up in James Street, Morecambe, about three years ago, still on the wall covered by a poster.

Lifestyle
It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
Offbeat
Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

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Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

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The Last Duchess by Laura Powell and Sarah Gibb

Book reviews: Below stairs mysteries, high-flying dramas and bad bunnies

A lady’s maid battles the Dark Arts, a schoolboy heads off to a forgotten land, and two mischief-making bunnies steal the show in a sunshine collection of new books for young readers.

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Pippa Jackson's gelatine cows are a playful reflection on human consumption and animal rights.

Lancaster students fine art showcase

‘53 More Things to do in Zero Gravity’ is the quirky title of this year’s Lancaster University fine art students’ degree show which opens later this month.

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The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

Book review: The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham

For the past four years, Harry Bingham has been wooing a growing army of fans with his outrageously entertaining DS Fiona Griffiths thrillers.

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The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Book review: The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Can you ever really know your friends?
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The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway

Book review: The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway

When a young seamstress is left stranded and homeless after a steamboat accident on the Ohio River, she finds work and refuge on board a famous floating theatre.

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The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

Book review: The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

In the final, chaotic months of the Second World War, a young German soldier pits himself against the remnants of the brutal SS in a bid to save the woman he loves.

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That is Not My Unicorn

Book review: That is Not My Unicorn

Go on admit it, we all love unicorns. And what better creature than this to feature as the 50th “That’s Not My’’ book.

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Girl Vs Boy Band: The High Note by Harmony Jones

Book review: Girl Vs Boy Band: The High Note by Harmony Jones

Beatles fan Harmony Jones brings her American way of life alive through this great book.

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Abruzzo by Luciano Di Gregorio

Book review: Italy: Abruzzo by Luciano Di Gregorio

Italy, one of favourite countries. Always full of passion and fun. So where is Abruzzo?

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The Hebridean Way. Long distance walking route through Scotlands Outer Hebrides, by Richard Barrett

Book review: The Hebridean Way. Long distance walking route through Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, by Richard Barrett

I have only been to The Outer Hebrides once – but boy what a place!

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Adder, Bluebell, Lobster. Wild poems by Chrissie Gittins and illustrated by Paul Bommer

Book review: Adder, Bluebell, Lobster. Wild poems by Chrissie Gittins and illustrated by Paul Bommer

It’s fun to explore and this is exactly what poet Chrissie Gittins did when she researched for her new book.

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