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As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

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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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An almond for a parrot

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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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

Book review: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

No stone has been left unturned in celebrating the landmark anniversary of a magazine which has covered and – some devotees would say – helped to shape the world around it.
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The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

Book review: The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

If your secret desire is for a travelling companion who promises mystery, drama and passion, then head off to the Eternal City with master storyteller Karen Swan.

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"That's a pretty song," Arya Stark tells singer Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's appearance in Game of Thrones has not made everyone happy

Singer Ed Sheeran sparked a mixed response with his Game Of Thrones cameo.

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Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

Book review: Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger

When a man is found with his brains blown out in a woodland clearing, it looks like an open-and-shut case of suicide.

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

Book review: The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

While Hitler and his Nazis made plans to conquer Europe, two unconventional German women were making names for themselves as daring flying aces.

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Corpus by Rory Clements

Book review: Corpus by Rory Clements

The past few years have seen divisions opening up across society as Europe and America experience huge political changes.
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The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Book review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Twenty-four years after her first novel hit the shelves, much-loved author Lesley Pearse has become something of a publishing sensation.

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Thats not my unicorn... by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

Book reviews: A magical rainbow of summer reading with Usborne

A touchy-feely unicorn is the shining star of a glittering collection of books from Usborne as the summer holiday countdown begins.

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Anyone else excited?

Stranger Things season two release date announced

The new Stranger Things trailer may not have given much away, but fans of the series are already getting excited about the next instalment.
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Walk in Silence by J.G. Sinclair

Book review: Walk in Silence by J.G. Sinclair

Ruthless gangsters, heart-stopping danger and a kick-ass Glasgow lawyer who killed a man when she was only eight years old…

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Love Island

Love island draws more Ofcom complaints about smoking than sex

More than half of complaints made about Love Island have been about smoking rather than scenes of a sexual nature, Ofcom has said.
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Louise Marwood is one of the cast members rumoured to be leaving

Emmerdale to lose several characters in 'dramatic' storylines

ITV has promised "dramatic and entertaining plots" in Emmerdale in the coming months will lead to the departure of some of its stars.
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"The show will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year and there's no plans to cancel it."

CBBC reassures fans that Blue Peter is not in trouble

CBBC has reassured Blue Peter fans that the classic children's show is not in jeopardy after reports about an episode that apparently failed to attract a single viewer.
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My Evil Twin is a Supervillain

Book review: A summer of fun and adventure with Nosy Crow books

From animal magic to supervillains, children’s publisher Nosy Crow has a sizzling collection of books to keep boredom at bay this summer.
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The House at Riverton

Book review: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Ten years ago, young Australian author Kate Morton caused a sensation in the book world when she delivered one of the most remarkable debut novels ever.

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Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow

Book review: Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow by Kate Griffin

Raised on her grandmother’s tales of late Victorian London’s Limehouse, it’s little wonder that author Kate Griffin has been seduced by this historic area’s dark mysteries.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Book review: Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes

When an author scoops a coveted romantic comedy award with her debut novel, then you know you are on to something special…
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