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book review Whatever happened to Billy Shears

Billy Shears after 50 years

Steve Goddard explains how an unmarried mother and the most influential LP of the 20th Century provide the inspiration for a novel. During the ‘Summer...
The Pie at Night by Stuart Maconie

BOOK REVIEW: The Pie at Night

By Stuart Maconie, Ebury Press, paperback, £16.99 This is the author’s view of life in the North when it comes to entertainment, food, culture, sport...
The Bounder

BOOK REVIEW: The Bounder by Mike Daunt

The Bounder by Mike Daunt John Blake Publishing, paperback, £7.99 BUY THIS BOOK If you like reading about someone who fully lives up to the...

Exclusive interview with Peter Wright, The Yorkshire Vet

Peter Wright, famous for his TV show, The Yorkshire Vet, is back with his latest book, My Yorkshire Great and Small. This...
Northern Soles book review

BOOK REVIEW: Northern Soles by Steve Ankers

Here is a coast to coast book with a difference. Liverpudlian Steve Ankers decided to walk across England from the Mersey to the Humber...
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...
The White Russian

BOOK REVIEW: The White Russian

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

Winifred Holtby: A Short Life Well Spent

When I was packing for my holiday I needed to choose some holiday reading. There was an...

Anna Burns takes home the Man Booker Prize for her fourth novel Milkman

Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences. Anna Burns has become...
A Summer Promise - by Katie Flynn

BOOK REVIEW: A Summer Promise

By Katie Flynn Arrow, paperback, £6.99 Following the lives of four friends in the period leading up to and during the Second World War...