Victoria Wood

Behind a pained smile – Victoria Wood

When Victoria Wood died in April this year, millions felt the loss deeply. It was announced to a shocked nation that she had died...
A Nightingale Christmas Wish

A Nightingale Christmas

By Donna Douglas Reaktion Books, Paperback, £5.99The love lines are as complicated and numerous as railway lines at Clapham Junction in this great festive offering...
Five Days Left

BOOK REVIEW: Five Days Left by Julie Lawson

by Julie Lawson Timmer Arrow, Paperback, £6.99This is one of the most moving books I have read in years. Julie Lawson Timmer picked an...
Walking Away

BOOK REVIEW: Walking Away by Simon Armitage

By Simon Armitage Faber & Faber, Hardback, £16.99The 630-mile walk called the South West Coast Path is not for Sunday strollers. It is a...
The White Russian

BOOK REVIEW: The White Russian

The White Russian by Vanora Bennett Arrow, Paperback, £8.99Evie was captivated by hints of her adventurous grandmother who was mysteriously rejected by her family....

Tales from the Turf’s former groundsman, Roy Oldfield

By Dave ThomasThrough the 70s and 80s he worked in all weathers, 12 months a year, often thanklessly, mostly scrimping and scraping trying to...
A Wartime Family

A Wartime Family

by Lizzie Lane Ebury Press, paperback, £5.99The devastation of the Blitz on city homes during the Second World War and the tumultuous effects on...
Pigs Might Fly

BOOK REVIEW: Pigs Might Fly

Always a good source of literary targets, the Yorkshire Dales hits the mark again, this time in Neil Hanson’s story of how he moved...
Liberty Bazaar

BOOK REVIEW: Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick

By David Chadwick Aurora Metro, Paperback, £9.99Liverpool in 1863 was a complicated city with two elements fighting for each side in the American Civil...
Lorraine Allman

How to get Published

Lorraine Allman shares her guide to self-publishing, the business, the launch and social media - Lorraine has mastered them all for her successful book...