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Events at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum will hold a number of workshops this month.

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Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril by Ian Livingstone

Book reviews: Fantasy heroes, sisterly love and a trip through time

A fantastic fantasy series celebrates a special anniversary, a family of sisters face new dramas and the world springs to colourful life in some sparkling new children’s books for August.

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Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

Book review: Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

When her husband’s 11-year-old love-child turns up on her doorstep one hot London night, Cat Lupo must decide whether she could ever give the now motherless girl a home.

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The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Book review: The Wardrobe Mistress by Natalie Meg Evans

Mentally battered and bruised by six years of conflict, a young war widow steps on board a train in search of a new life… and determined to seek out answers to mysteries from her childhood.

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Nicola Buccelli

Preston and Lancaster diddi dance teacher wins award

A Preston and Lancaster dance teacher has won an award in recognition of her high standards.

News
Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Book review: Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton

Former military man Van Shaw is desperately trying to live every day above ground and on the right side of the law, but crime is in his genes. Can he turn down the chance to get his hands on a long-forgotten, hidden stash of gold?

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A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Book review: Perfect adventures, secret cooking and wild mazes

Summer fun just got better with the arrival of a sunshine collection of new children’s books.

Arts
Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Book review: Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews

Inspired by the experiences of her great aunt in the early years of the 20th century, one of the North West’s most popular storytellers brings us the drama-filled tale of two sisters fighting for their place in the world.

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Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Book review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Cat Kinsella is a young, up-and-coming detective in the Met but she has a dark and dangerous secret… a secret that could tear apart her career and her family.
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Crowds at Vintage By the Sea Festival, Wayne Hemmingway, second from right. Picture by Emma Sudall.

PREVIEW: Vintage By the Sea Festival returns to Morecambe

Thousands are expected to visit Morecambe next month for the fifth instalment of the Vintage By the Sea Festival.

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Five Escape Brexit Island, the follow up book to Five on Brexit Island

Enid Blyton grown-ups spin off gets new titles

One of last Christmas's bestselling books is getting a sequel as the Enid Blyton For Grown Ups series launches five new titles.

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The cast of Illyria at Williamson Park, Lancaster.

Lancaster park welcomes more outdoor performances

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host two more outdoor theatre productions this August in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

Theatre and Comedy
Lancaster Castle will be involved in the Heritage Open Days.

Heritage Open Days to take place in Lancaster

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together more than 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

Nostalgia
A prosecco festival is coming to Lancaster. Picture by Dmitriy Shironosov.

Prosecco Festival comes to Lancaster

Prosecco lovers are in for a treat as the city welcomes a festival dedicated to the sparkling drink.

News
The Last Secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore

Book review: The Last Secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore

Secrets, lies and forbidden love...  Santa Montefiore is back to steal our hearts this summer with the final instalment of her sumptuous Deverill Chronicles trilogy.

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Killer Affair by Rebecca Chance

Book review: Killer Affair by Rebecca Chance

Charismatic Lexy O’Brien is a reality TV diva, dowdy Caroline Evans is a part-time blogger and when their lives collide, the fall-out is nuclear!

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Organisers of the 'Make my Day' creative festival.  Pictured L-R John Kingston, Kate Drummond, Rosie Tacon-Glass, Beki Melrose, Julian Abraham and Jo Bambrough.

Free festival in Morecambe this weekend

A free festival of creative activities takes place in the West End Gardens on the promenade on Sunday (August 6).

Music
Pick your favourite book and have the last laugh

Book reviews: Pick your favourite book and have the last laugh

Some books make you scared, some books make you cry… and some books make you laugh out loud!

Arts
The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Book review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

A surf-loving, fiercely independent, half-Hawaiian computer geek, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard likes nothing more than sleeping out on the beach near the city’s busy Venice waterfront…

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Banksy's Balloon Girl

Banksy beats art heavyweights in Britain's favourite work

Graffiti artist Banksy has beaten the likes of Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation's favourite artwork.

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