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Records Galore

As the popular book Guinness World Records 2015 celebrates 60 years of providing listings for achievements in all manner of enterprises the North West...
Secret Whitby

BOOK REVIEW: Secret Whitby

By Ian Thompson and Roger Frost Amberley Publishing, paperback, £14.99 Everyone likes a secret. Any anyone from the North will enjoy these revelations about one of...
Genealogy

Sifting Through the Smiths – Genealogy

By Steven J Smith We all have family legends that weave their way into our genealogies, and many of us feel the urge to “get...
The mistress of windfell manor

BOOK REVIEW: The Mistress of Windfell Manor

A classic story of marriage for prosperity and identity rather than love and all the problems that brings is well defined in this excellently...
The Honey Trap

BOOK REVIEW: The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker

By Mary Jayne Baker, HarperImpulse, Paperback, £7.99 BUY THIS BOOK Bingley author Mary Jayne Baker’s debut novel is a cleverly crafted tale with an unusual,...
The Telephone Girls

BOOK REVIEW: The Telephone Girls

Take three girls manning telephones in a new exchange in 1936, watched over by an over-zealous supervisor. As if Cynthia, Norma and Millicent hadn't enough...
four mums in a boat

Four mums in a boat naked across the ocean

Four naked women rowing a boat across the ocean... what a mental picture that conjures up, and what a dream for the headline writers. In...
If You Follow Me

BOOK REVIEW: If You Follow Me

by Pam Rhodes Lion Fiction, paperback, £7.99 A third visit to Dunbridge - the imaginary village invented by Pam Rhodes, of Songs of Praise fame...
Salts Mill

BOOK REVIEW: Salts Mill by Maggie Smith and Colin Coates

In the days when a handful of entrepreneurs not only established a company of repute but built villages alongside the factory so that workers...
Forest of Bowland

Fit for a Queen… Beautiful Bowland

A writer and a photographer have joined forces to highlight the beauty and character of the Forest of Bowland, one of North’s scenic gems...