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Meet Peter Rabbit & Mr Men at Preston bookstore

Book-loving youngsters have two events to look forward to at a Preston store next month.

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The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

Book review: The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

All Dido Jones ever wanted was a different kind of mother and a different life…

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Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Regency romances have been a hot favourite since Georgette Heyer began making the genre her own, way back in 1935.

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Anthology of Amazing Women by Sandra Lawrence and Nathan Collins

Book reviews: Amazing women, battling beetles and a pint-size Tarzan

There is so much to celebrate this month, not least the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote, as a new selection of children’s books brings some welcome winter colour.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Book review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Author of a string of powerful novels, Kristin Hannah likes to do emotion on a grand scale…

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The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

Book review: The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

As she grew up in a small terraced house in the hub of Hull’s fishing industry, Lynn Carr longed to escape the stench of fish, the din of clogs on cobbles and the aroma of smoke-oven chimneys.

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Book review: The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Taking a swim at Whitstable beach in Kent is all a matter of good timing…

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The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

Book review: The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

In two thrilling, out-of-the-ordinary crime stories, an assistant district attorney attempts to frame the city’s police chief for the murder of his mistress, and a travelling company vice president finds himself accused of the murder of his ex-wife.

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The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

Book review: The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

The brooding Yorkshire moors have inspired writers and authors for centuries…

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A Darker State by David Young

Book review: A Darker State by David Young

For those brought up a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the word ‘Stasi’ may not conjure up the same cold chill.

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Book review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Vanessa Thompson thought she had the perfect husband until he left her for a younger woman… and now she’s determined to stop them marrying.

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The Poppy Girls by Margaret Dickinson

Book review: The Poppy Girls by Margaret Dickinson

The traditional lifestyles of two Lincolnshire families are swept away when war is declared in 1914.

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The Wife by Alafair Burke

Book review: The Wife by Alafair Burke

When Angela Mullen married brilliant New York University economics professor Jason Powell after a whirlwind romance, she believed she had found the perfect husband.

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Diet for the MIND by Martha Clare Morris

Book review: Diet for the MIND by Martha Clare Morris

As we age, our brains age too and our ability to think slows down…

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Story Worlds: A Moment in Time by Thomas Hegbrook

Book reviews: Time travel, ice adventures and a teacup house

Enjoy an amazing illustrated trip through a single moment in time, head across the world’s oceans to the ice fields of Greenland, and share adventures with a family of toy rabbits in a fantastic new selection of children’s books.

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Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb

Book review: Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb

The stakes are high, the danger is deadly, the suspense is heart-thumping and it can only mean one thing… Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson is back in action!

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A Perfect Husband by Hilary Boyd

Book review: A Perfect Husband by Hilary Boyd

Lily thought she had found the perfect second husband when she married Freddy March, the handsome, charming and gregarious owner of a Soho recording studio.

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Stick Man will be brought to life at an event in Blackpool

Book your slot to celebrate story time

National Storytelling Week, which begins on Tuesday, will be celebrated with events at Revoe Library and Revoe Park in Blackpool.

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Denise Fergus will never forget the day that changed her life

Denise Furgus: 'I will never forgive my son's killers'

As the 25th anniversary of the murder of two-year-old James Bulger approaches, his mother Denise Fergus talks about how she has found a way to let go of the despair - but she will never forgive his killers.

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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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