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Book review: How Not to Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto

Love can come into your life at the most unexpected time… rather like a baby!

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Sirens by Joseph Knox

Book review: Sirens by Joseph Knox

‘We still live in a world where you can disappear if you want to. Or even if you don’t.’

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Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Book reviews: Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Banish the January blues with a season of brilliant new books!

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The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Book review: The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Bird-watching turns to people-watching with deadly results in a dark and intriguing Hitchcock-style thriller from actor and now author Ross Armstrong.
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The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

Book review: The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

After forays into 18th century London and the Kent coast in 1851, author-to-watch Sophia Tobin returns with a gripping gothic tale of intrigue, romance and revenge set amidst the brooding hills of Brontë country.

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Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

Book reviews: Mysteries, magic and furry friends for a new reading season

As the new school term gets under way, there is plenty of reading fun to keep youngsters smiling this January.

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Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

Book review: Death and the Naked Lady and The Lady and the Cheetah by John Flagg

John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries… with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story.
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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Book review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Fear… it’s perhaps the most powerful and visceral human emotion, and one that exciting US author Peter Swanson has learned to exploit with breathtaking audacity and skill.

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Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

Book review: Safe From Harm by RJ Bailey

In the volatile and dangerous world of London’s super rich, a small, intrepid band of close protection officers must keep the billionaires, oligarchs, tycoons and famous names safe from harm.

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Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse by Maggie Clarke and Cathryn Kemp

Book review: Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse by Maggie Clarke and Cathryn Kemp

Born during the hardest of times and in one of the poorest areas of Liverpool, Maggie Clarke’s life was never destined to be a bed of roses…

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Three winter warmers to kick off the New Year

Book reviews: Three winter warmers to kick off the New Year

Sit back with your favourite tipple and say cheers to 2017 with three gorgeous escapist romances.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
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First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson

Book review: First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson

The power behind the throne of Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, was undoubtedly his steely, ambitious mother Margaret Beaufort…

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Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy by Simon Reynolds

Book review: Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy by Simon Reynolds

Wouldn’t it have been downright glum without any of the glam?

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Always In My Heart by Freda Lightfoot

Book review: Always In My Heart by Freda Lightfoot

A young woman’s return to England from France after years of wartime hardship is not the homecoming she had planned…

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Lovemurder by Saul Black

Book review: Lovemurder by Saul Black

In crime fiction, murderers come and go… some are bad, some are very bad and some are downright evil.

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Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah

Book review: Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah

Stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood… Mari Hannah’s north-east cop DCI Kate Daniels is back on the beat and waging war on a vicious killer.

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The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

Book review: The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

After a forty-six year lull, the frosted office door of ‘B. Cool, Investigations’ swings open once more as the lovable private eye team of ‘hard as nails’ boss Bertha Cool and her ‘little runt’ operative, Donald Lam, set to work on a tough new case in The Knife Slipped.

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Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Book reviews: Drama, dinosaurs and smiling snowmen with Usborne

Christmas comes only once a year… and Usborne Children’s Books always know how to make the season of sparkle extra special!

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Evies Allies by Kitty Danton

Book review: Evie’s Allies by Kitty Danton

The hopes and fears, joys and disasters of an English wartime village spring to exciting life in the second book of Kitty Danton’s warm and captivating debut trilogy.

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