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Something old, something new from Oxford University Press

Book review: Something old, something new from Oxford University Press

There is a classical feel to this month’s children’s books from Oxford University Press… and not just because they are republishing some all-time favourites.

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Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Book review: Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Spare a thought for West Virginia county prosecutor Bell Elkins... her volatile sister is free after serving 30 years for murder, her daughter doesn’t want to come home for the summer and there’s a killer on the loose.

The Eye of the Falcon

Book review: Late summer adventures with Puffin books

Discover a terrifying Bronze Age endless winter, an Aussie boy’s moving wartime partnership and a magical friendship in a new collection of children’s books from Puffin.

The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay

Book review: The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay

Maybe now would be a good time to jettison the well-worn adage ‘tough as old boots’ and replace it with a new one… ‘tough as a Malcolm Mackay novel.’

The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

Ten top summer crime books

We take a look at 10 of the season’s top crime books in this week’s chart.

Ralph Oates' boxing quiz book

Gloves off for top boxing trivia

Boxing historian Ralph Oates’ eighth book will pack a punch with fans of the sport.

Book Club competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of a signed copy of a new guide book to happiness.

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Broomstick training at last year's witches weekend

Weekend marks old Witch Trials

Witches will descend on 
Lancaster Castle this weekend as part of events to mark the 402nd anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials.

Lancaster's The Haffner Orchestra

Celebrating the summer in city’s new look central square

Enjoy the Sounds of Summer with a two day musical extravaganza in Lancaster city centre this August Bank Holiday.

Emmot and the Folkestra

Back in the brewery

If you’ve ever wondered what a “disco-punk rave unit” sounds like, this year’s Glastonbrewery music festival has the answer.

This Is The Water by Yannick Murphy

Book review: This Is The Water by Yannick Murphy

There is more than one way to tell a story… and Yannick Murphy has discovered how to put ‘you’ at the heart of it.

White Crocodile by K.T.Medina

Book review: White Crocodile by K.T.Medina

A five-year stint with the Territorial Army, work with mine clearance charities in Cambodia and degrees in psychology and creative writing ensured Kate Medina was well equipped to write a novel.

Never Say Goodbye by Susan Lewis

Book review: Never Say Goodbye by Susan Lewis

Best-selling author Susan Lewis is never afraid to tackle serious and difficult issues…

Northern Canals Through Time: Lancaster, Ulverston, Carlisle and the Pennine Waterways by Ray Shill

Book review: Northern Canals Through Time: Lancaster, Ulverston, Carlisle and the Pennine Waterways by Ray Shill

Building England’s northern network of canals in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was no mean feat for engineers and their armies of tough, hard-working navvies.

The Lovely Eggs.

Best of the Bestival

Lancaster’s The Lovely Eggs put in an appearance at the country’s biggest family music festival on the south coast last week.

Barry Lees, former police constable in Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth, and author of Kerrigan detective fiction series published on Kindle.

Ex-Lancaster policeman now makes living out of crime

Former police constable Barry Lees is pounding a different beat since leaving the force.

Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy movie is simply Marvel-ous

It feels like it has been said many times since it was revealed that Marvel was taking a chance basing a film around the Guardians Of The Galaxy.

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Lancaster's Holly Johnstone with H from Steps

City acrobat’s date with stars

Lancaster acrobat Holly Johnstone will be tumbling onto prime time TV this weekend when she appears on a new celeb talent fest.

Lawless by Jessie Keane

Book review: Lawless by Jessie Keane

Take a deep breath, brace yourself and dive in at the deep end…

The No Kids Club by Talli Roland

Ten top summer reads

Here’s 10 top paperbacks to take on holiday or read in the garden over the summer months.

Deborah Finn from Lancaster, winner of the Andrea Badenoch Award at the Northern Writers' Awards 2014.

Prize brings Lancaster mum’s dream step nearer

Northern Writers’ Award winner Deborah Finn is hoping the prize will open the door to getting her first book published.

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Book review: The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

‘A tactful woman is essentially a woman who knows how to adapt herself to varying circumstances, who has that keen perception which enables her to see and do what is best…’

Schooltrip perform at this year's Halton Festival

Join the festival fun

A delectable feast for your eyes and ears is on the menu at Halton Festival this weekend.

Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye

Book review: Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye

Not even the hard-earned purchase of freedom can save black people from the clutches of New York’s vicious slave-catchers…

Call Nurse Jenny by Maggie Ford

Book review: Call Nurse Jenny by Maggie Ford

Will love conquer all for a young couple when Europe is plunged into war in 1939?

Christine L Conroy, author of Stitch Your Own Silver Linings, a guide book to happiness, with daughter Charlotte who was diagnosed with cancer at seven years old.

Triple cancer blow inspires mum’s book

Life is too short. How many times do we say this? It’s an oft-repeated phrase.

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The Shadow of War by Stewart Binns

Book review: The Shadow of War by Stewart Binns

One hundred years after hostilities began, here’s a chance to witness the slow unfolding of the First World War and its impact at every level of British society.

An Open Marriage by Tess Stimson

Book review: An Open Marriage by Tess Stimson

The heat is on this summer… and it’s not all down to the weather.

Jamie Oliver's book claims to be able to change the way you barbecue

Morecambe Library’s top 10 barbecue books

Here’s 10 of Morecambe Library’s top barbecue books – well it has been the weather for it.

Those Measureless Fields by Caroline Scott

Book review: Those Measureless Fields by Caroline Scott

Ten years after the Great War ended, a young Lancashire woman is set to discover shocking secrets about the soldier hero she loved and lost.

The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan

Book review: The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan

Northern Ireland’s troubled past has a habit of casting a long shadow over any work that comes from the pen of an Ulster writer…

John Halewood Dodd.

John Halewood-Dodd column

The National Crime Agency are in the process of carrying out the largest investigation of its kind in Britain, and, in my view, what they have uncovered calls into question the kind of society we now live in.

Johnny Vegas' own story

Audio books top 10 by Morecambe Library

The latest audio books added to the libraries collection either on CD, Playaway or as a downloadable MP3 are featured in this week’s Morecambe Library chart.

Win a signed copy of this book

Win copy of Freya North’s new book

We have two signed copies of Freya North’s latest book, The Way Back Home, to be won.

WIN a Digital Camera

WIN a Digital Camera

Share your summer snaps with Lancaster & Morecambe newspapers for your chance to win a fabulous digital camera worth over £250, courtesy of Wilkinson Cameras!

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A picture perfect summer of fun

Book review: A picture perfect summer of fun

On your marks, get set, go… school’s out and the holidays are here!

Roxana Reynolds' book about juvenile diabetes.

Son’s illness inspires mum’s book

Author Roxana Reynolds had lived with Type 1 diabetes for several years, but she never imagined her two-year-old son would suffer from it as well.

Succession by Livi Michael

Book review: Succession by Livi Michael

Imagine a history lesson so real and so personal that you live alongside the characters through their triumphs and tragedies…

The Italian Girl by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Italian Girl by Lucinda Riley

Fancy a night – well, several nights – at the opera this summer?

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