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Woodend Mining Museum

It’s All Mine – Woodend Mining Museum

When Carole and Harry Johnson bought a plot of land at Woodend, near Burnley, it was to be the site of a camping and...
Walking Away

BOOK REVIEW: Walking Away by Simon Armitage

By Simon Armitage Faber & Faber, Hardback, £16.99 The 630-mile walk called the South West Coast Path is not for Sunday strollers. It is a...
Never Say Sorry

BOOK REVIEW: Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds

By Rose Edmunds The Book Guild, Paperback, £9.99 Reporter Claudia Knight could not believe her luck when she was set on the trail of a...
Liberty Bazaar

BOOK REVIEW: Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick

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

BOOK REVIEW: Five Days Left by Julie Lawson

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

BOOK REVIEW: At the Break of Day

At the Break of Day by Margaret Graham Arrow, Paperback, £5.99 Torn between two countries, two men, and two families, Rosie Norton’s life began 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...


Mist by Mary Fitzgerald Arrow, Paperback, £5.99 It starts with the rebuilding of a drystone wall in driving rain, but Mary Fitzgerald has managed to...
blues and reds

READERS’ STORIES: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Blue’s rubbish. Red’s the colour,” snapped Joe. His brother, Arthur was quick to retort. “Liar. You’re younger than me. Blue’s best.” It was a regular argument...

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Masha and The Bear are here to encourage you to get out and about in the great outdoors! One lucky winner will receive a...