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Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

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John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

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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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Shaun Evans and Roger Allam star in Endeavour

Endeavour - a lesson from history

After the President’s Club, and grid girls, and Harvey Weinstein, and equal pay at the BBC, it seems there is anational debate under way about male privilege, the abuse of power and the rights of women.

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Amy jokes with Blind Date host Paul O'Grady

‘Witch’ Amy casts Blind Date spell

Self-confessed white witch Amy Masterson is flying off to the South of France today hoping to cast a spell over a total stranger.

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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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Ribby Hall Village

Fylde pupils star in village advert

Fylde schoolchildren are featuring in a new national tele-vision advert for Ribby Hall Village.

Theatre and Comedy
Hoghton Tower is the venue for Drive-In Movies

Drive-in movies at historic Hoghton Tower

There's something for the kids, or a chance to get you in an early Valentine’s Day mood when Hoghton Tower, near Preston, hosts a special four-film Drive-In event this coming Saturday, February 10.

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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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Ore Oduba and Julia Bradbury counted down Britain's Favourite Walks

Britain's Favourite Walks - The long walk to boredom

Mark Twain apparently once said that “golf is a good walk spoiled.”
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Brendan Cole

Brendan ‘honoured’ by Opera House opportunity

He’s long been called the ‘bad boy of Strictly’, and perhaps his outspoken views have caught up with Brendan Cole, who revealed this week that his contract on the show wasn’t being renewed for 2018.

News

In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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