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Book reviews: Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

There’s plenty to choose from this Christmas when it comes to books for your children.

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Framed by Ronnie OSullivan

Book reviews: Thrills, chills and crime for winter nights

Framed by Ronnie O’Sullivan

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Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

Book review: Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

First published in 1968 and thought lost for many years, acclaimed US mystery writer Lawrence Block’s riveting, unflinching first crime novel is at long last reprinted.

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The magic of winter and the fun of the festive season spring to glorious life in a captivating selection of childrens books from Simon & Schuster.

Book reviews: Books to put the sparkle into Christmas

The magic of winter and the fun of the festive season spring to glorious life in a captivating selection of children’s books from Simon & Schuster.

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Two super Christmas gift books from Simon & Schuster

Book reviews: Two super Christmas gift books from Simon & Schuster

Take a trip through the life of athletics golden boy Greg Rutherford and go behind the scenes with lovable reality TV rogue Scotty T, winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, in two new books from Simon and Schuster.

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Visualising The Beatles by John Pring and Rob Thomas

Book review: Visualising The Beatles by John Pring and Rob Thomas

Now what was it that John Lennon asked us all to picture back in 1967? Yourself? In a boat? On a river?

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A magical Christmas with the wizards at Macmillan

Book reviews: A magical Christmas with the wizards at Macmillan

The book boffins at Macmillan have been working overtime this year to conjure an extra special collection of Christmas reads for children of every age.

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A-Z of Lancaster: Places, People, History by Billy F.K. Howorth

Book review: A-Z of Lancaster: Places, People, History by Billy F.K. Howorth

From A to Z, and from 2,000 years ago to the modern day, the imposing city of Lancaster is brimming with history.

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Cosy up for the festive season with seven super books

Book reviews: Cosy up for the festive season with seven super books

Light the fire, settle down in your armchair and prepare for Christmas with a sparkling selection of winter-warming reads.

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Coaching Cards for Christmas by Kim Morgan

Book review: Coaching Cards for Christmas by Kim Morgan

Get the whole family talking with a pack of special Christmas cards that are not just game-changing but life-changing too!

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Magical Musical Tour by K. J. Donnelly

Book review: Magical Musical Tour by K. J. Donnelly

The silver screen has had film fans tapping their feet since the earliest black and white silent movies first flickered their way through the reels.

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Meet a toy rabbit who wishes he was real, discover an amazing menagerie of 3D animals and get busy with some exciting Christmas activity books.

Book reviews: A winter wonderland of Christmas children’s books

Meet a toy rabbit who wishes he was real, discover an amazing menagerie of 3D animals and get busy with some exciting Christmas activity books.

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Snowflakes in the Wind by Rita Bradshaw

Book review: Snowflakes in the Wind by Rita Bradshaw

Lest we forget…

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Book reviews: Misadventures in the English Language by Caroline Taggart

Book reviews: Misadventures in the English Language by Caroline Taggart

In the age of emails, texts and social media, many would claim that spelling, grammar, punctuation and all those other rules of language are now merely the preserve of pedants.

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The Victoria Letters: The Official Companion to the ITV Victoria Series by Helen Rappaport and Daisy Goodwin

REVIEW: The Victoria Letters: The Official Companion to the ITV Victoria Series by Helen Rappaport and Daisy Goodwin

If you are still suffering withdrawal symptoms from the lavish ITV costume drama series Victoria, why not put this sumptuous official companion book on your Christmas wish list?

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Christmas at the Cat Caf by Melissa Daley

Book review: Christmas at the Cat Café by Melissa Daley

Christmas might not be cool for cats when an unexpected canine visitor turns up at Molly’s cat café and sets the fur flying!
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An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.

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The Pennine Way  The Path, The People, The Journey by Andrew McCloy

Book review: The Pennine Way – The Path, The People, The Journey by Andrew McCloy

With some of the most stunning scenery in Britain, walkers are in for a treat with The Pennine Way.

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The Shadow Sister

Book review: The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley

From the majestic Lake District of Beatrix Potter to high society Edwardian London and the lush countryside of Kent, brilliant storyteller Lucinda Riley returns with another book in her stunning Seven Sister series.

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Christmas Under the Stars

Book review: Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan

Former fashion journalist Karen Swan has earned a much-deserved reputation for serving up delicious Christmas novels… and this year, her army of fans will be over the moon in more senses than one.

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