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Yucky yaks, bouncy bubbles and pungent ponies with Maverick

Book review: Yucky yaks, bouncy bubbles and pungent ponies with Maverick

Enjoy the big picture this autumn with a hunky, funky selection of books from Maverick Arts Publishing.

Miley Cyrus's twerk

Twerking, booze, snakes and a pool

A music video can define the personality of a band or artist and take their sound to a new and wider audience.

History, mystery and romance with Ebury books

Book review: History, mystery and romance with Ebury books

A thrilling alternative history of the Tudors, a sultry romance set in 16th century Constantinople and two wartime love affairs top a sizzling autumn line-up from Ebury.

Bowland Scrapbook project researcher, Sue Holden, holds the book, with volunteers who helped to compile it.

Bowland Scrapbook champions area of beauty

A year of celebrations draws to a close for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the publication of the ‘Bowland Scrapbook’.

Proud of You by Mary Wood

Book review: Proud of You by Mary Wood

War is notorious for tearing loved ones apart… but it can also bring together people in the strangest and most unexpected ways.

Keith J Wilson, Letters from the Past author.

Lancaster author offers luxury hotel break prize

The Lancaster author of an historical adventure novel is offering his readers the opportunity to win a luxury break.

Clive John as Johnny Cash and Jill Schoonjans as June Carter In the Johnny Cash Roadshow tribute show

Former prison blues

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Tree Palace  by Craig Sherborne

Book review: Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne

Scratching out an existence on the fringes of society in the plains north west of Melbourne is tough going for itinerant Moira Whittaker but when trouble arrives, family always comes first….

Monstrous fun and silly scariness for a haunting Halloween

Book review: Monstrous fun and silly scariness for a haunting Halloween

Halloween is creeping up again so get ready for the witching hour with some spooky, spine-tingling reads from Macmillan children’s books.

Author Deborah Swift from Warton, near Carnforth.

Warton author’s new encounter

Warton author Davina Blake has launched her new book, ‘Past Encounters’.

Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray

Ten top ebooks

We take a look at some of the latest additions to the Lancashire County Library ebook catalogue.

Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf

Book review: Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf

Oksa Pollock, the star of a magical French-style Harry Potter series which has captured the hearts and imaginations of children the world over, is ready for her greatest challenge yet.

Lancaster author, Carys Davies.

Lancaster backdrop for award-winning author’s new book

An award-winning author’s hometown of Lancaster helped inspire her new short story collection.

Frank English

Book signing at Lancaster store

A winter warmer comes in the form of Frank English’s new children’s book.

Charlotte Birkby, Megan Whyke, Molly Bolton, Danielle Robinson and Elysha Collins from the Happy Feet School of Dance.

Happy feet dancers first to dazzle at the Grand

Talented young dancers from across our district will entertain crowds over two days at the Grand Theatre.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Mitch Benn.

‘37th Beatle’ brings comedy show to Lancaster

You don’t have to be a massive fan of The Beatles to enjoy a new show which will be performed at The Dukes.

Luke, left, with his Feud bandmates Stephen and Jamie

Going out on a limb for the next big show

The show must go on for a Lancaster drummer, who despite breaking his arm in a football game this week, has vowed to perform at a crucial European gig.

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Luke Concannon of Nizlopi.

Concannon: ‘The Nizlopi fire is as hot as ever’

Alt-folk hip-hop duo Nizlopi are back in the district with a show at More Music on November 22.

Philip James Turner

Taking the Crow Mandala road

A new venture led by a Morecambe musician has just put out its first single.

Fireworks at Clumber Park

Clumber Park hosts a Fireworks and Fire Extravaganaza, on Saturday, October 25, at 5.30pm.

Past Encounters by Davina Blake

Book review: Past Encounters by Davina Blake

The windswept, curving platform of Carnforth railway station became an unforgettable part of big screen history when a film crew arrived there in 1945.

Louise Distras and Joe Solo

UK’s answer to Joan Jett

A bloody minded troublemaker and a man who cycled to Australia for inspiration are just two of the acts performing at The Yorkshire House tonight, Thursday.

Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Book review: Winter-warming romance and history with Piatkus Books

Love is guaranteed to heat up the cold nights with a red-hot collection of romantic reads from Piatkus which boasts some of the biggest names in popular fiction.

Classics old and new from Walker Books

Book review: Classics old and new from Walker Books

‘Looks’ are everything this autumn with a cool and creative collection for children from innovative publisher Walker Books.

Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Book review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Can it ever be right to seek long-overdue justice through violent revenge?

Lee Child's New Jack Reacher novel, Personal

Morecambe Library’s top 10 crime books

Morecambe Library looks at top crime books racing up the charts in this week’s top 10.

Ian McNabb.

Ian McNabb brings electric acoustic tour to the Yorkshire House

The former front man of 1980s band Icicle Works returns to the Yorkshire House this Saturday (October 18).

Rich Tea who will perform at A Splendid Day Out.

Victorian values with a duel over tea and biccies

Ever heard of the civilised Victorian art of tea duelling?

Lulo Reinhardt.

It don’t mean a thing without latin swing

One of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists and his band will host a master class on Latin swing followed by an evening performance this Sunday (October 19).

Les Dawson�s Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

Book review: Les Dawsonʼs Joke Book Compiled by Tracy and Charlotte Dawson

He was a comic genius ... Les Dawson, the knave who stole our hearts and became the king of jokers in a prize pack of Lancashire comedians.

Tom Kitching from Morecambe who died in Changi prison, with wife Nora.

Secret war diary of true Morecambrian

Thomas Kitching was the Chief Surveyor of Singapore when the island fell to the Japanese in 1942.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

Entertainment listings

This week’s entertainment listings.

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Book review: Saving Grace by Jane Green

Is it possible to have the perfect life?

On this day in history

Book review: History, mystery and the meaning of life with Michael O’Mara Books

Imagine waking up every day to a momentous historical event, digging into the weird world of language or learning to think like Einstein.

Win a copy of Lee Child's new book, Personal

Win crime book in our competition

We have two copies of ‘Watching Over You’ by Mel Sherratt to be won.

Master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, will be appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.

Counting down to Lancaster Litfest 2014

Litfest kicks off on Friday with a packed programme of events from writers, poets and performers all set to descend on Lancaster.

Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

Book review: Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon

The spark that ignited the relationship between poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his author wife Mary came close to being extinguished by the ‘third person’ in their marriage.

Finalists: Roger Carter, Simon Entwistle, John Gilmore, Joanne Halliwell, Ray Morgan and Sue Copp

Scary witch or jovial toastmaster - vote for your Lancashire tourist favourite

A professional witch, a toastmaster and a radio DJ are just some of the people shortlisted for the Lancashire Tourism Superstar Award.

Gutenbergs Apprentice by Alix Christie

Book review: Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

As an author, journalist and printer, Alix Christie has had a long fascination with the Gutenberg Bible, the 15th century book that kick-started a print revolution.

Relish North West

New guide to North West’s finest restaurants

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in the North West, then you’ve come to the right place.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

Review: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Activision has announced they will be working with Torn Banner Studios in collaboration with Mercenary Technology to bring the PC award-winning Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to consoles for the very first time.

'Personal' is the latest instalment in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.

Ten top popular authors

Morecambe Library has put together this chart of its top popoular authors,

Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

Book review: Cosy up for winter with Stripes Publishing

The days may be getting shorter but long winter evenings hold the promise of a world of warm and wonderful reading.

Montgomery the Church Mouse by Jane Byle

New children’s book from Holme author

Holme author Jane Byle has written a new children’s book, ‘Montgomery the Church Mouse’, about two mice who fall in love but face danger from mousetraps and Bernard the barn owl.

Lancaster Castle tours manager, Dr Colin Penny and tour guide, Mr James Houghton with the Visit England accolade.

Lancaster castle receives national award

Guided tours at Lancaster castle have been given a national accolade by tourist board Visit England.

Conn  Iggulden

Lancaster Castle welcomes master of historical fiction

Historical fiction fans will get the chance to meet one of the genre’s most successful writers at a special event at Lancaster Castle.

Lacy Younger.

US top 40 singer graces castle

Racy retro rocker Lacy Younger is ready to bring blistering West Coast rock and roll to Lancaster Music Festival this weekend.

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