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Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Oxford has – rather appropriately – developed a pleasing habit of spawning cerebral crime thrillers.

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Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

The Whitehorns’ family home is that perfect Cornish dream… a solid, stone house perched on a cliff top, white jasmine dancing over the windows, and looking out over a glittering blue sea.

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Book review: Nucleus by Pam Norfolk

Book review: Nucleus by Pam Norfolk

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.

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Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

It should have been a joyful occasion but the ‘dreich and misty’ driving rain that greeted the arrival of the newly crowned Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra at Balmoral in September of 1896 was just an augur of things to come.

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Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients?
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Marion Quade (Madeleine Madden), Miranda Reid (Lily Sullivan), and Irma Leopold (Samara Weaving) mysteriously disappear in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock more than makes up for disappointment at the World Cup

On the very day that football said it wasn’t coming home after all, not now, not when there was still daylight left, BBC1 was screening what, on the surface, looked like one of those stiff upper-lipped, starched white crinolines period dramas – one of those where there’s a lot of talking about things that have happened, but you don’t actually see anything happening.

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Jim Lea was one of the main musical forces behind 1970s glam rock giants Slade, with Dave Hill, Don Powell and frontman Noddy Holder

Slade legend Jim Lea talks Wolverhampton, losing touch with Noddy, and how his mum still thnks he needs a proper job

Legendary Slade bass player, violinist and co-writer Jim Lea very rarely gives interviews, so MALCOLM WYATT was exceptionally star-struck to be granted an audience with one of his 1970s’ music heroes

Music
Killing It by Asia Mackay

Book review: Killing It by Asia Mackay

Forget James Bond and meet this summer’s most fearless, most resourceful and most entertaining superhero-spy… Assassa-Mum!

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A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

Book review: A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

For 25 years, Faith Martin has been thrilling her readers with a raft of superb novels… written in four different genres and under four different pen names.

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Wrecker by Noel OReilly

Book review: Wrecker by Noel O’Reilly

When ships founder on the rocks of a remote Cornish cove, their cargoes are swiftly ‘picked clean’ by the wreckers… but young Mary Blight likes to bide her time and then move in to loot the corpses washed in by the tide.

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Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto

Book review: Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto

A surprise trip to Cape Town to attend her best friend’s last-minute wedding could be just the kick-start needed to reignite Jess Roberts-Schiele’s own six-year romance with boyfriend Pete.

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The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Book review: The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Some summer novels have it all… a stunning location, a romance that simmers and shimmers, oodles of glamour, and a seductive air of mystery.

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The Red Arrows kick off the weekend on Friday night

What's on and when this weekend at Southport Airshow, and when the Red Arrows are landing in Blackpool

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

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In pictures - The retro summer treats we used to love

We're in the middle of a heatwave, and with the mercury set to stay in the mid-20s for at least the next week, we take a look at some of the icy treats we used to love.

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'Ave it!

Holland's Pies have come up with the snack of the summer

What do you do if it's a little to hot for your favourite pie tea?
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In a Country Garden by Maeve Haran

Book review: In a Country Garden by Maeve Haran

Baby-boomers weren’t supposed to grow old… aren’t they the ones who were going to change the world?

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A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

Book reviews: Twenties glamour, a fashion fable and a mixed-up mollusc

Get lost in a dreamy Cornish romance, visit an off-the-wall boutique, dive into a comical comic collection, and help an octopus find a new pair of underpants in a sunshine collection of summer books for children.

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The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

Book review: The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

At the age of 65, one time actress and movie star Ronni Sunshine is dying from motor neurone disease…

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The Very White of Love by S.C. Worrall

Book reviews: Tales of love, friends and family for summer days

The long days of summer were made for reading… and here are three beautiful books of love in its many forms to enjoy with a glass of your favourite tipple.

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You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

Book review: You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

It’s deep, dark, disturbing…. and it won’t let you go!

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