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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...
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...
Streets of Darkness

BOOK REVIEW: Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

“Outstanding – relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama make this a crime debut to relish” Lee Child. “This up to the minute debut is...
Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker on the mysteries behind the writing of Dracula

Canadian author Dacre Stoker is the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker, author of the classic Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is an authority on...
Born to be trouble

BOOK REVIEW: Born to be Trouble

If you like 'angels' and meditation then this is a novel to excite you. Following her earlier books The Girl by the River, and...
Best hobby books

Book Club: Best Hobby Books

Studies have shown that engaging in leisure activities not only helps people be happier and less bored, but is also a great way to...
Joyce's War

BOOK REVIEW: Joyce’s War

Joyce’s War by Joyce Ffoulkes Parry History Press, Paperback, £9.99 Born in Caerwys, North Wales in 1908, Joyce was only two when the family emigrated...
Book review Meet Me at the Lighthouse by Mary Jayne Baker

BOOK REVIEW: Meet Me at the Lighthouse by Mary Jayne Baker

If you have problems with sexual innuendo, often without the innuendo, this book is not for you. It’s a fun story of two school...
Dark Briggate Blues

BOOK REVIEW: Dark Briggate Blues

Back in time to the 1950s for a well-paced detective novel with plenty of action, murders and twists. Leeds author Chris Nickson has used his...
Linda Nolan

From My Heart: Exclusive Interview With Linda Nolan

In the history of girl bands, one stands out to prove that classic tracks and a feel-good time will never tire: The Nolans, the...