Forget super heroes and meet sewer hero Stan Stinky, the grime-fighting star of a sparkling summer line-up from Scholastic Children’s Books.
Hugh Dennis wasn’t quite sure how to react when his friend, Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon, told him he was the most British person he had ever met.
Nick Taussig is determined we should never forget the brutal excesses of Stalin’s Soviet Russia…
As Test match cricket enjoys a resurgence of interest, thanks in no small part to Lancashire’s Andrew Flintoff and the unforgettable series against Australia in 2005, what better time to take a closer look at this inimitable game?
One of Burnley’s most famous daughters has revealed a series of shocking secrets in her eagerly-awaited autobiography.
Long before ‘the sisterhood’ burnt their bras in the 1970s, a diverse group of young women were declaring their female independence in the same spirit of reckless determination.
Ben Kane’s superb Spartacus ‘mini series’ takes historical Roman novel writing to heady new heights in the final, pulsating instalment of the slave rebellion that shook the mighty Roman empire.
The steamy love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is not the only drama creating sparks on the set of the iconic film Cleopatra in 1961.
An outstandingly beautiful story about a girl coping with her friend’s death, a thrilling adventure featuring pirates and monsters, a hundred decker bus and a madcap pair of puddled plumbers are leading the summer charge at Macmillan Children’s Books.
Turn down the lights, snuggle up close and share the timeless rituals of getting ready for bed in this adorable and innovative board book from award-winning author and illustrator Petr Horáček.
We all love zoos and this book is great for animal lovers.
Children can let their imagination go wild with these two books. Ruaridh (6) has wanted to be a unicorn since he could talk, so he just loves the Princess Ponies series.
With talk of scrapping GCSEs fresh in everyone’s minds and grammar schools still a popular choice with parents, here are two perfect books to settle that age-old argument between the generations… were the exams of yesteryear really harder?
‘I love politics, Parliament, my Blackburn constituency,’ declares Jack Straw, one of the last Labour government’s most commanding figures and safest pair of hands, in his engaging and clear-sighted biography.
So why would an American online literary magazine give itself the rather unlikely, quintessentially English title, the Lowestoft Chronicle?
Mums get all the attention when a baby comes into the world. So do dads get a raw deal?
When a woman marries into the military, she doesn’t just marry the man she loves… she marries a way of life.
If Stella Newman’s tasty debut novel Pear Shaped left you hungry for more, then prepare for a feast of fun – and pasta – in her delicious follow-up.
How many men out there are getting tired of the sedentary pleasures of our brave new world and secretly long to be ‘a real chap’?
I always think of football when I hear about the Faroe Islands. For they were the ones who were made up of painters and postmen and who beat the big fish in World Cup qualifiers
Author Beth Reekles is only 17 and wrote her book in her bedroom. So she knows what appeals to teenagers.
The war may be over but peacetime brings new challenges for three women from Bristol... not least their buried secrets.
Flora (3) fancies herself as a bit of a Bella.
In May 1931, 24-year-old Alfred Wainwright set out with three friends on a walk which would prove to be a gruelling test of man’s endurance against nature.
Every little girl wants to be a princess and do pink and sparkly things!
This book is an excellent one for first readers, budding bakers and craft queens.
There’s an ill-wind blowing through the troubled Republic of Niger... and it’s not just the dry, dusty, damaging Harmattan breeze that sweeps in from the Sahara across West Africa.
We all love Daisy, even the grown-ups! For a seven-year-old she has great wisdom! This book is great as it contains two stories.
It has been described as the biggest diet revolution since the Atkins, and the Fast Diet is fast becoming THE way to lose weight and keep healthy.
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Weather for Pendle
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 10 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: West