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Book review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
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The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Dave Shelton

Book review: Mystery, history and the wonders of nature

Spring is here and it’s time for children to get reading!

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Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Book review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Long before she was a formidable detective chief inspector, Jane Tennison was a rookie police officer finding her feet in the tough world of 1970s London.

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One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Book review: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Tucked away in the southern-most part of Cornwall is the rugged Lizard peninsula, a coastal haven of tiny fishing ports and gorgeous sandy bays, and a source of inspiration for both writers and artists.

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My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Book review: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

As the Broadway hit musical Hamilton wows London theatregoers, it’s the perfect time to explore the untold story of the famous American founding father Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable wife Eliza.

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The Allotment Girls by Kate Thompson

Book reviews: Step into spring with three escapist novels

Enjoy a gripping wartime tale set in bombed-out London, meet a woman struggling to rebuild her shattered life in 1850s County Durham, and be moved by a mystery set near stunning St Ives in Cornwall in three glittering new spring sagas.

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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!

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Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in  tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Book review: Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in – tales from a Yorkshire racing yard by Gemma Hogg

Famed for its historic castle, cobbled squares and Georgian tearooms, the small ‘chocolate-box’ market town of Middleham in North Yorkshire has another claim to fame… its rich horse racing heritage.

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Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

Book review: Obsession: Marlene Dietrich: The Pierre Passebon Collection by Henry-Jean Servat and Pierre Passebon

For over forty years, German actress and Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich was the epitome of glamour, style and sophistication.

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Isabelle and Jessica Kidd choose their Usborne Mini puzzle books

Book review: Usborne Minis… for the journey!

Rainy days, travel, school holidays or simply a day out… grab a handful of Usborne Minis and boredom will be banished in an instant!

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Flowers and tributes left in St Ann's Square in Manchester following the Manchester Arena terror attack. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA

Mass sing-along to mark anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.
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The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

From Rio de Janeiro and 1920s Paris to the icy beauty of Oslo and now the red, dusty heat of central Australia, every corner of the world has become a thrilling new adventure with master storyteller Lucinda Riley.
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Perfect Strangers by Erin Knight

Book review: Perfect Strangers by Erin Knight

‘Words can be like weapons… they do damage.’

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Hello Hello Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

Book reviews: Animal magic, comedy chaos and a reluctant vampire

A spectacular picture book full of amazing creatures, a trip round the world with our feathered friends, ghostly goings-on in a haunted hall and two super board books full of animal surprises are just some of the wonderful new reading adventures for children this month.

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Last Letter Home by Rachel Hore

Book review: Last Letter Home by Rachel Hore

A young historian’s holiday in Naples becomes an emotional journey into a long-lost wartime love affair in a beautiful and evocative novel from bestselling author Rachel Hore.

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The House of Hopes and Dreams by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The House of Hopes and Dreams by Trisha Ashley

Much-loved rom-com author Trisha Ashley may now be living in North Wales but her wonderfully entertaining books seem to confirm suspicions that her heart still lies in the countryside of West Lancashire.

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The Last Hour by Harry Sidebottom

Book review: The Last Hour by Harry Sidebottom

There’s a plot to kill the Emperor of Rome and just 24 hours to save him… can one man meet this epic challenge?

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The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

Book review: The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

Urban myth and crime thriller meet bone-chilling horror as Liverpool author Luca Veste dishes up what could be one of the best serial killer novels of 2018.

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A Short History of the World by Ruth Brocklehurst and Henry Brook

Book reviews: History cut short, a year in the wild and a bookivore

Easter will soon be here and there is a super selection of new books to put a spring in the step of young readers.

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The Broken Angel and Backfire and Other Stories by Floyd Mahannah

Book review: The Broken Angel and Backfire and Other Stories by Floyd Mahannah

Treachery, revenge, blackmail, theft and murder are rife in The Broken Angel and Backfire and Other Stories, a memorable collection of hardboiled tales by the talented but overlooked 1950s crime writer Floyd Mahannah.

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