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Book review: North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo.

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Dear Zoo

Book reviews: A special birthday and animal magic with Macmillan

One of the best-loved and most ingenious picture books celebrates its 35th birthday as Macmillan roll out a new season of reading for early years children and their parents.

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Rupture by Ragnar Jnasson

Book review: Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson

It’s not only the frozen landscape that sends shivers down the spine as one of Iceland’s most talented crime writers returns in a stunning story brimming with the best of Nordic Noir.

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New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

Book review: New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

If the cold winter nights are making you blue, get ready to be tickled pink by Sarah Morgan’s warm and cuddly new rom-com.

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Harris Museum in Preston. Photo: Donna Clifford

After the collapse of the Tithebarn project, Preston has got its mojo back!

Proud Preston has got its mojo back . . . and that’s official.

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The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

Book review: The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

Love and marriage, freedom and loneliness, and risk and misadventure are some of the themes in the latest instalment of prolific, bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully witty 44 Scotland Street series.

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Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Book review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

When a teenager escapes with her life in a tragic accident, instead of counting her blessings she embarks on a journey of self-destruction.

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Kingmaker: Divided Souls by Toby Clements

Book review: Kingmaker: Divided Souls by Toby Clements

As the royal Houses of Lancaster and York wage their brutal internecine war for the English throne, families across the land struggle to eke out a living and simply stay alive.

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The Secret Keepers

Book reviews: Secrets, tall stories and animal magic for February

There’s no time to be bored this February as a new season of exciting children’s books get set to banish the winter blues.
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World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman

Book review: World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman

Colourful, real-life American outlaw Pat Crowe, the most wanted man in America at the turn of the century, is masterfully resurrected in the epic, action-packed Western novel World, Chase Me Down.

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Ross McWilliam

Ross muscles in to help children grow

Gentle giant Ross McWilliam has turned a double tragedy in his life into the inspiration to help young people grow.

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AJ Hartley

AJ Hartley rocks out with Blink 182 singer in latest project

Back in the 1990s, Preston-born author and lecturer Andrew James (AJ) Hartley was quietly admiring the fun sounds of Blink 182’s All The Small Things, which no doubt his students were also listening to.

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You Said Forever by Susan Lewis

Book review: You Said Forever by Susan Lewis

Events from the past catch up with a family trying to build a new life in the sunshine of New Zealand in a powerful and emotion-packed novel from the impressive Susan Lewis.

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Before You Go by Clare Swatman

Book review: Before You Go by Clare Swatman

When Zoe Williams’ beloved husband Ed is killed in an accident, his death is not just unreal for her but totally unfair.

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Assassins, animals and adventures for daring young readers

Book reviews: Assassins, animals and adventures for daring young readers

Retired Preston teacher Joseph Delaney leads the charge with a thrilling new Spook’s mission as February heralds a host of exciting new children’s books.

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The Death of Kings by Rennie Airth

Book review: The Death of Kings by Rennie Airth

The 1938 murder of a young actress was an open-and-shut case for Kent police… an itinerant farm worker confessed and was hanged for his crime. But was it a miscarriage of justice?

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Corpus by Rory Clements

Book review: Corpus by Rory Clements

The past year has seen divisions opening up across society as Europe and America experience huge political changes.

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Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

Book review: Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

When a frontline soldier is in a dangerous war zone, carrying a gun and ammunition may not always be his best defence.

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When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Book review: When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Flo Bundell spends her days cleaning the luxury cruise ships at Tilbury docks… and her nights dreaming of sailing away to a new life in the sunshine of Australia.

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Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Book review: Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Steph Broadribb is perhaps best known by her alter ego, Crime Thriller Girl… an online blogger and book reviewer with a love of ‘all things crime thriller.’

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