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Feminist themes underpin the lives of three brave, talented but very different women

The Girl with the Silver Clasp by Juliet Greenwood  Three young women are determined to defy convention in the aftermath of the dark days of the First World War… but will they find...

Love, loss, hatred, heartbreak and survival threaten the future of an unlikely heiress

A Marriage of Lions by Elizabeth Chadwick Demure, dutiful and diligent, young Joanna de Munchensy is more than happy to keep a low profile in her role as royal attendant at the court...

Reigning cats and dogs: Every pet lovers’ must-have Christmas pressie

The Book of Dog Poems and The Book of Cat Poems by Ana Sampson and Sarah Maycock ‘The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs,’ said former...

Need inspiration to explore stunning Red Rose county? Then this is the book for you

Walking in Lancashire: 40 walks throughout the county including the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley by Mark Sutcliffe As summer draws to an end and autumn approaches, pull on your sturdy boots...

Electric psychological thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author

A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris  Tradition and progress, privilege and subjugation, past and present, truth and lies… The newly named, co-educational St Oswald’s Academy – a well-rooted, strictly boys-only grammar school for the previous...

How the loss of a mother became a wise and witty tale of recovery

Definitely Fine by Amy Lavelle What are you supposed to do when it feels like your world has just disintegrated? Twenty-eight-year-old Hannah Kennedy used to call her mum for answers to her questions but...

Young woman discovers her dream life might be a perfect nightmare

The Perfect Life by Nuala Ellwood After the trauma of her mother’s death when she was only ten, Nessa Adams has been desperate to find the perfect home and the perfect life. So when...

Home sweet home: The most moving and heart-felt novel you’ll read this year

Home by Penny Parkes Ten years as a professional housesitter has sent Anna Wilson to some of the world’s most exotic locations. She readily admits that she’s ‘a person constantly braced for moving on’...