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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.

Christina and Geoff Union

Israel and Texas top music festival’s gigometer

A bluegrass trio from Austin, Texas and a jazz threesome from Israel will be racking up the highest number of gigs at this weekend’s Lancaster Music Festival.

Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael OMara Books

Book review: Creative and Therapeutic Colouring for Grown-Ups from Michael O’Mara Books

Feeling stressed, need to unwind, want to unleash your inner creativity… then get yourself a gorgeous colouring book!

Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Book review: Warm romance, lost worlds and weird pets with Macmillan books

Macmillan have a red-hot selection of children’s books to take the chill out of the dark nights ahead.

Paul Akister finds out he is through to The X Factor live shows.

Lancaster man Paul Akister through to live shows of X Factor

Lancaster man Paul Akister has become the first singer from our district to reach the live shows of hit TV talent search The X Factor.

Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Book review: Dog Treats by Christopher Matthew

Ask any dog lover and they’ll tell you that their adored pet is poetry in motion…

Disney Infinity-2 Marvel Super Heroes.

Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Heroes Starter Pack

We are all well aware that the season is rapidly approaching that all parents dread, yes it’s pester power time and Disney have jumped on the band wagon early with the release of Disney Infinity 2.0.

Skull candy Sports performance ear buds.

Review: Skullcandy earphones

Skullcandy,has just announced their sports performance earphones and we will be donning our jogging bottoms and testing these very soon.

A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Book review: A Trick of the Mind by Penny Hancock

Complex psychological thrillers don’t come much better than A Trick of the Mind, the work of an author who weaves her own brand of literary magic.

Red Bull Air Race - The Game.

Review: Red Bull Air Race - The Game

Red Bull Air Race – The Game from Red Bull Media House is now available for free with in-app purchases on the App Store and Google Play.

GRID Autosport.

Review: GRID Autosport

There’s some new DLC available for GRID Autosport, Codemasters have announced the Touring Car Legends’ expansion pack, available in the online marketplace for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for Windows PC from Steam and from the online store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system priced at £9.99.

Win a copy of this Terry Pratchett book

Competition: Win copy of Terry Pratchett children’s book

We’ve got a copy of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Dragons At Crumbling Castle’ to be won.

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Ten top children’s books

Morecambe Library has compiled this chart of top books for children.

Zumba Class.

Sporting chances at centre’s open day

Archery and Zumba are just two of the activities you can try out when a sports centre throws its doors open to the public on Saturday.

Maxine Peake with Katie West as Ophelia in Hamlet at Manchesters Royal Exchange. Picture: Jonathan Keenan

Gender no barrier to powerful Hamlet

To be or not to be a woman - is the question that really needs no answer in this penetrating and exciting production.

Paul Akister at Judges Houses, The X Factor 2014.

Crunch time for X Factor star Paul

It’s all getting rather exciting for fans of Lancaster singer Paul Akister who is now just one step away from a place in the live shows of The X Factor.

There will be free art workshops to celebrate 50 years of the Forest of Bowland.

Golden age of art

Free art workshops for all have been launched to celebrate 50 years of the Forest of Bowland.

500 Words You Should Know

Book review: 500 Words You Should Know by Caroline Taggart

Do you dream of joining the literary cognoscenti or dazzling churlish chums with your vivacious badinage?

Author of 'Dance With The Enemy', Rob Sinclair.

Q&A with Rob Sinclair, author of Dance With The Enemy

Here author Rob Sinclair tells senior content editor Debbie Butler about himself and his book, ‘Dance with the Enemy’ – the first of three stories he has written about intelligence agent Carl Logan.

The Feud at Grape Festival in Slovakia this summer

Back on the city scene

Electro Rock powerhouse The Feud will be performing a full live show in the city for the first time in over a year - headlining Lancaster Music Festival’s Saturday show at the castle.

The War of the Worlds

Stage is set for War of the Worlds

It’s been a blockbuster film, a radio broadcast, a musical score and an animated TV series – and now it’s embarking on its final UK arena tour.

Festive in Death by J. D. Robb

Book review: Festive in Death by J. D. Robb

The Christmas party season isn’t all baubles and bonhomie as New York homicide detective Eve Dallas quickly discovers…

Comics, knights and stylish spies with Usborne Books

Book review: Comics, knights and stylish spies with Usborne Books

October’s here and Usborne have got the dark nights covered with a glittering selection of children’s books.

Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Book review: Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Nobody does ‘epic’ quite like best-selling author Ken Follett…

Bernard MacLaverty, author of Collected Stories, appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.

Competition: Win Lancaster Litfest pass worth more than £100

Autumn brings a literary treat in the form of Lancaster’s annual Literature Festival.

Shopaholic to the stars by Sophie Kinsella

Review: Shopaholic to the stars by Sophie Kinsella

This is the much-awaited latest instalment of the Shopaholic series which has proved a huge best seller for British author Sophie Kinsella.

An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns by Chloe Rhodes

Book review: An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns by Chloe Rhodes

Why do geese collect in a gaggle, are crows really murderous and who put the pride into lions?

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