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Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

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Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

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The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients? Romance and comedy of course, maybe a few mishaps and misunderstandings, or just plenty of good old-fashioned drama?

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The Photographer by Craig Robertson

Book reviews: The Photographer by Craig Robertson

When a suspected serial rapist walks free from court over a legal technicality, the race is on to nail him before he can strike again.

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The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Books review: Hotel capers, dead famous women and incredible germs

There are plenty of thrills, spills and chills in a colourful and entertaining selection of new books for children.

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The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Book review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Ginger Reilly is convinced she is having the worst 30th birthday ever when she overhears her supposed best friend cruelly betraying her at a wedding bash.

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Killed by Thomas Enger

Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

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The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

Book review: The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

All Dido Jones ever wanted was a different kind of mother and a different life…

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Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Book review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Regency romances have been a hot favourite since Georgette Heyer began making the genre her own, way back in 1935.

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Anthology of Amazing Women by Sandra Lawrence and Nathan Collins

Book reviews: Amazing women, battling beetles and a pint-size Tarzan

There is so much to celebrate this month, not least the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote, as a new selection of children’s books brings some welcome winter colour.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Book review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Author of a string of powerful novels, Kristin Hannah likes to do emotion on a grand scale…

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The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

Book review: The Would-be Wife by Annie Wilkinson

As she grew up in a small terraced house in the hub of Hull’s fishing industry, Lynn Carr longed to escape the stench of fish, the din of clogs on cobbles and the aroma of smoke-oven chimneys.

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Book review: The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

Taking a swim at Whitstable beach in Kent is all a matter of good timing…

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The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

Book review: The Body Looks Familiar and The Late Mrs. Five by Richard Wormser

In two thrilling, out-of-the-ordinary crime stories, an assistant district attorney attempts to frame the city’s police chief for the murder of his mistress, and a travelling company vice president finds himself accused of the murder of his ex-wife.

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The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

Book review: The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

The brooding Yorkshire moors have inspired writers and authors for centuries…

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A Darker State by David Young

Book review: A Darker State by David Young

For those brought up a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the word ‘Stasi’ may not conjure up the same cold chill.

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Book review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Vanessa Thompson thought she had the perfect husband until he left her for a younger woman… and now she’s determined to stop them marrying.

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The Poppy Girls by Margaret Dickinson

Book review: The Poppy Girls by Margaret Dickinson

The traditional lifestyles of two Lincolnshire families are swept away when war is declared in 1914.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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The Wife by Alafair Burke

Book review: The Wife by Alafair Burke

When Angela Mullen married brilliant New York University economics professor Jason Powell after a whirlwind romance, she believed she had found the perfect husband.

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