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Book review: The Desperado and A Noose for the Desperado by Clifton Adams

In two masterfully written, fast-paced Westerns reprinted from the 1950s, a hot-headed teenager on the run from the law becomes a bandit... and the fastest gunman ever to come out of Texas.
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The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

Book review: The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

From the cut and thrust of the newsroom to the scene of a grisly murder, reporter Sophie Kent is at the top of her game.
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An English Murder by Cyril Hare

Book review: An English Murder by Cyril Hare

In the English 'Golden Age' of crime writing, Cyril Hare earned a reputation as one of the best-loved masters of the whodunit.

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The Fix by David Baldacci

Book review: The Fix by David Baldacci

FBI special agent Amos Decker is no James Bond… he’s overweight, socially inept, needs a haircut and his stained clothes could do with a good wash.
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The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

Book reviews: The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

Alex Hyde is a young woman to be reckoned with…

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Bertha Wood pictured back in 1944 and celebrating her 100th birthday

Life begins at 100

More and more people are living to be 100. A new book reveals some of the great British characters to hit the century mark and here author John Withington recalls three of Lancashire’s notable centenarians.
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Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson

Book reviews: Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson

For the last nine years, Nicola Upson has quietly been building an impressive reputation as one of the most exciting, intelligent and assured writers of Golden Age inspired crime writing.

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Lancashire-based Unfolded Tale will write and publish your autobiography

Putting your life story in print

Increasing numbers of people want to leave their life story as a legacy for feature generations of their family. Mike Hill reports
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Day In, Day Out by Hctor Aguilar Camn

Book review: Day In, Day Out by Héctor Aguilar Camín

Distinguished Mexican author, journalist, and historian Héctor Aguilar Camín explores a dissolute writer’s lifelong obsession with a nefarious temptress in this hardboiled tale of lust, police corruption and murder in Mexico City.

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The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

From Rio de Janeiro and 1920s Paris to the icy beauty of Oslo and now the red, dusty heat of central Australia, every corner of the world has become a thrilling new adventure with master storyteller Lucinda Riley.

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Classic Tails by Elizabeth Garrett

Book reviews: Have yourself a quirky little Christmas!

And now for something completely different! Take a walk on the wild side this Christmas with a gloriously offbeat selection of gorgeous gift books for both adults and children.

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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Alison Ritchie and Marisa Morea

Book reviews: Fun, friendship and fantasy make Christmas special

From a bored princess and an abandoned kitten to a mischievous little dragon and twelve dogs a-leaping, there are books to delight every child as the countdown to Christmas gets under way.

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Can you identify anyone on this photograph taken around 1949 in Bamber Bridge with Burgess front row third from right?

Help write the missing Anthony Burgess chapter

Much has been written about - and by - Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange.

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The Evacuee Christmas by Katie King

Book reviews: Romance and drama for the Christmas season

Family and friendships take star billing in three enchanting Christmas novels just made for fireside reading.

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One Moonlit Night by Zanna Davidson and Seo Kim

Book reviews: Step aboard for Christmas magic and mayhem

From magical journeys and make-believe worlds to ingenious activity books and musical singalongs, the season of Christmas comes alive in a fabulous selection of festive children’s books.

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Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

Book review: Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

When a queen of daytime TV is found stabbed to death the day before her wedding, the trail to find her killer is more complex than the police could ever have imagined.

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Date With Malice by Julia Chapman

Book review: Date With Malice by Julia Chapman

When malice is afoot in the Yorkshire Dales, there is only one double act which can save the day… Samson and Delilah.

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In The Wings: My life with Roger McGuinn and The Byrds by Ianthe McGuinn

Book review: In The Wings: My life with Roger McGuinn and The Byrds by Ianthe McGuinn

Someone once said that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there… Ianthe McGuinn has no doubt heard that phrase many times over the decade, and smiled to herself.
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The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson and Garry Parsons

Book reviews: The magic of Christmas comes alive with Macmillan

There’s a magical box of tricks awaiting children this Christmas as Macmillan roll out their selection of fun and festive crackers.

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Invisible Women by Sarah Long

Book reviews: Four fireside sagas for autumn nights

From women facing crossroads in their lives to village scandals and a Victorian drama set in the rugged Yorkshire Dales, here are four novels to brighten the dark days ahead.

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