Foinavon: The Story Of The Grand National’s Biggest Upset

Darlington and Stockton Times: Foinavon: The Story Of The Grand National’s Biggest Upset

2:48pm Monday 13th May 2013

A LOVINGLY-crafted tribute to the victorious 1967 Grand National winner, David Owen’s book is about much more than the world-famous steeplechase.

Clarks: Made To Last – The Story Of Britain’s Best-Known Shoe Firm

2:50pm Monday 13th May 2013

FORMED by brothers James and Cyrus in 1828 and managed since by seven generations of a strongly Quaker family, Clarks was booming on all cylinders as the 1960s dawned, with 11 factories throughout South-West England struggling to meet demand

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder by Andrew Rose Corone

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder by Andrew Rose Corone

4:10pm Tuesday 7th May 2013

THIS sensational true story involves a future British king and a murder at London’s Savoy Hotel during a violent thunderstorm in July 1923.

Let Me Tell You A Story: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood by Renata Calverley Bloomsbury

4:12pm Tuesday 7th May 2013

THIS is retired English teacher Renata Calverley’s account of her extraordinary survival of the Second World War as a very young child.

Gardening in Pyjamas: Horticultural Enlightenment For Obsessive Dawn Raider

4:12pm Tuesday 7th May 2013

IF you want a typical gardening book with lots of pretty photographs and planting plans, don’t choose this book.

Tom tops poll of favourite authors voted by children

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG DRAW: Liz Pichon in Roseberry Library, Billingham, with Roseberry Primary pupils

2:39pm Friday 5th April 2013

A BOOK by award-winning Liz Pichon has scooped the Stockton children’s book of the year prize.

Former pilot tells pupils of his passion for a good story

Darlington and Stockton Times: WRITE STUFF: Pupils from the Allertonshire School, Northallerton, with Mark Robson

2:37pm Friday 5th April 2013

A FORMER RAF pilot who became a successful author after writing to while away time on an airbase has been inspiring the younger generation.

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth Century Britain

2:36pm Friday 5th April 2013

WRITER, journalist and historian Lucy Lethbridge has written a number of non-fiction books for children, including Ada Lovelace: Computer Wizard Of Victorian England.

O My America! Second Acts In A New World

2:35pm Friday 5th April 2013

ACCLAIMED travel writer Sara Wheeler has produced another evocative book-companion; much in the vein of previous tomes such as Terra Incognita: Travels In Antarctica.

Mum inspired to write by Harry Potter author

Darlington and Stockton Times: STORYTELLER: children’s writer Natalie Potter pictured with her son Aiden and some of her artwork

11:28am Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A SINGLE, unemployed mother has published her first children’s book.

The Genius of Dogs: Discovering the Unique Intelligence of Man’s Best Friend

Darlington and Stockton Times: Book Cover Handout of The Genius Of Dogs: Discovering The Unique Intelligence Of Man's Best Friend

11:27am Wednesday 3rd April 2013

THE Genius of Dogs, penned by evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare and his wife and colleague Vanessa Wood, explores canine intelligence with a cognitive scientific approach rather than the familiar, they argue flawed, method of behaviour correction.

Field Notes from a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary by Esther Woolfson

11:25am Wednesday 3rd April 2013

SET against the backdrop of the bleak but captivating city of Aberdeen, Field Notes From A Hidden City is a beautiful and absorbing account of the natural world, as observed by Esther Woolfson, and revealed in diary form

Father believes book will give family’s search hope

Darlington and Stockton Times: MISSING: Peter Lawrence with Gone author Neil Root and, inset, Claudia Lawrence

2:28pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

CLAUDIA Lawrence’s father hopes a book detailing the case surrounding her disappearance may prick the conscience of someone with vital knowledge of her fate.

Author set to meet children at Railway Museum

2:19pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

A CHILDREN’S writer who has penned stories about a miniature railway will meet fans at a museum.

‘Mouth from south’ says laughteris her saviour

2:57pm Friday 15th March 2013

SHE’S been nicknamed “the Mouth from the South” thanks to her quickfire humour, endless put-downs and hilarious one-liners.

Harvest by Jim Crace Picador, £16.99 (ebook £7.26).

Darlington and Stockton Times: Harvest by Jim Crace, published in hardback by Picador, priced £16.99

2:54pm Friday 15th March 2013

THE title Harvest does little to convey the myriad of concepts at the core of this compelling tale.

Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes Myriad, £7.99 (ebook £6.07).

2:54pm Friday 15th March 2013

HOW well do you know your neighbours? Would you notice if you didn’t see them for a while – or be unaware that anything was amiss until a bad smell began to linger?

The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry MacLehose Press, £10 (ebook £6.33).

2:55pm Friday 15th March 2013

SOPHIE Divry’s first novel is a conversation between a librarian and a reader who she finds has been locked inside the library overnight – except only the librarian’s dialogue is recorded.

Moors not merrier as elf concerns put author Ian on the literary map

Darlington and Stockton Times: LORE: Ian Johnson at Ralph’s Cross on the North York Moors

3:06pm Friday 1st March 2013

A NOVEL inspired by an incident where two builders came to blows – arguing over whether an elf was watching them from a tree – has attracted international interest.

Love of lorries leads deputy mayor to animated adventures

Darlington and Stockton Times: LAUNCH: Shildon deputy mayor Stuart Bird launches his children’s book The Ghost Train at Locomotion with illustrator Kevin Stevens, right

3:05pm Friday 1st March 2013

A DEPUTY mayor has officially launched his first children’s book – based on his love of Scammell lorries.

Somerset setting for new Hastings

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jennie Finch

12:37pm Friday 22nd February 2013

SALTBURN author Jennie Finch, has just published the second book in her series of ‘Alex Hastings’ novels.

Ghost tales help Tim on a passage to India ...

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAUNT: Timothy Parker Russell with his book of ghost stories

12:36pm Friday 22nd February 2013

A SIXTH form student at a Dales school has edited and helped design and produce a paperback book of new ghost stories.

Long battle for county’s water on tap

12:32pm Friday 22nd February 2013

DOMESTIC fresh water supplies have become an accepted part of life in North Yorkshire, but less than 50 years ago residents faced contaminated supplies.

New dimension of discovery

2:04pm Friday 15th February 2013

IMMERSE yourself in a different world with this offering from natural history author Michael Bright.

Former pupilreveals school’s intriguing past

1:59pm Friday 15th February 2013

MIKE MATSON, who was among the 1951 intake at the Stockton-onTees Grammar School, was vaguely aware that one of his grandfathers had attended the same school in the 1890s when it was called the Blue Coat School.

Harbour Nocturne

11:06am Friday 8th February 2013

Harbour Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh is published in hardback by Head of Zeus, priced £16.99.

Into That Forest

11:06am Friday 8th February 2013

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra is published in hardback by Egmont Books, priced £10.99.

The Tombs

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Tombs

11:04am Friday 8th February 2013

The Tombs by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry is published in paperback by Michael Joseph, priced £13.99.

Prison work inspires Avril to national award

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRIDE: Avril Joy who has won a Northern Promise Award after writing her first novel

11:03am Friday 8th February 2013

A FORMER manager who swapped women’s prisons for writing has triumphed in a national competition with a short story about two women and their volatile mother.

Kiran draws on young talent to bring new books to life

Darlington and Stockton Times: DRAUGHT DESIGNS: CCAD illustration lecturer Tom Burton and student Blue Lunn, 17, of Saltburn

2:19pm Friday 1st February 2013

A WRITER is drawing on the talents of local designers to help illustrate her first children’s story books.

Author hopes Flowers will bloom with message

Darlington and Stockton Times: BOOK: Author and Teesside University graduate Patience Ezinwoke

1:47pm Friday 25th January 2013

A NIGERIAN children’s TV presenter studying in Teesside has published her first book.

Author signs his latest books on visit to store

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLYING VISIT: Antony Wootten at Guisborough Bookshop

12:42pm Friday 18th January 2013

LOCAL children’s author Antony Wootten came to Guisborough Bookshop to sign his latest books.

Escaping Hollywood’s maze put Labyrinth on small screen

Darlington and Stockton Times: ADAPTATION: John Hurt in Labyrinth

4:34pm Monday 31st December 2012

As Citadel, the final book in her Languedoc trilogy, is published, bestselling author Kate Mosse tells Hannah Stephenson about turning down Hollywood in favour of a British TV adaptation of her bestseller Labyrinth, and her joy at clinching a cameo role in the forthcoming mini-series.

Writer fulfils ambition with launch of novel

1:09pm Friday 14th December 2012

AN author has fulfilled a life-long dream after his first novel became an internet success.

Nurse launches poetry collection with readings

1:08pm Friday 14th December 2012

A COLLECTION of poems written by a Darlington nurse is being launched.

Author’s insight into changing face oftown

Darlington and Stockton Times: BOOK-SIGNING: Paul Menzies and Finnish student Elias Djupsjo in the Guisborough Bookshop

1:05pm Friday 14th December 2012

LOCAL author Paul Menzies was in Guisborough Bookshop recently signing copies of his latest book, Middlesbrough – Then and Now.

Vanda tells life story of her artist dad

Darlington and Stockton Times: Vanda tells life story of her artist dad

1:02pm Friday 14th December 2012

THE daughter of a renowned artist has published a book about his life.

Illness inspires wife’s novel

Darlington and Stockton Times: INSPIRATION: Rosalind Clarke and husband Gordon at their Potto home

3:31pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

A WOMAN whose husband’s serious illness inspired her to write a book has had it published.

Historical novelistreveals a little of his troubled past

Darlington and Stockton Times: BEST SELLER: Bernard Cornwell

12:45pm Friday 23rd November 2012

BERNARD Cornwell has admitted in the past he doesn’t do small talk. Indeed, pleasantries are short and sweet before we settle down to the business of discussing his 50th novel, 1356.

Book charts Peep Show star’s path to true love

Darlington and Stockton Times: David Mitchell: Back Story is published by HarperCollins, priced £20.

2:46pm Friday 9th November 2012

HE’S posh, uncool and a little nerdy. In fact, comedian David Mitchell has long played on the comic image of lonely, dysfunctional loser.

Epic tale ending author’s trilogy is a gripping read

Darlington and Stockton Times: Epic tale ending author’s trilogy is a gripping read

2:44pm Friday 9th November 2012


Photographer James Robinson provides setting for This and That

10:00am Friday 21st September 2012

AN ARTIST is celebrating the launch of his new photography book by staging an exhibition of his favourite pieces.

Elkie reveals all with tales of life and love in music business

12:10pm Friday 31st August 2012

ELKIE Brooks has already been for a run, done a spot of aikido and gardening, and it’s only 11am.

E-readers become more popular

1:00pm Thursday 16th August 2012

E-books or paperbacks? The debate continues across holiday spots this summer. Hannah Stephenson investigates.

Thriller writer Howard Linskey proves that crime does pay in the end

Darlington and Stockton Times: Howard Linskey with his book The Damage

11:20am Wednesday 8th August 2012

THE motto “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” could have been written for County Durham-raised Howard Linskey.

Historical mystery is a real family matter

Darlington and Stockton Times: Karen Charlton at Guisborough Bookshop signing her book for local resident Lorraine Hall

11:00am Friday 27th July 2012

KAREN Charlton, who lives in Stockton, was at Guisborough Bookshop recently to promote her first book, Catching the Eagle, the first in her Regency Reivers series, which is based on the true story of her family’s notorious ancestor.

Wartime plane crash inspires debut novel

12:00am Friday 27th July 2012

A NORTH Yorkshire author has written his debut novel – and will use some of the proceeds to help military personnel.

‘The Victorians were just like us’

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alison Hodgson with her book Sedgefield in Victorian Times

8:30am Friday 6th July 2012

FROM familiar grumbling over the weather to tales of a scantily clad Casanova caught in a chimney – a new history book promises a fascinating insight into Victorian life in Sedgefield.

Writing event thrill for Elaine

10:00am Friday 8th June 2012

AN amateur writer from Richmond was surprised to be placed as runner-up in her first writing competition.

Book gets the seal of approval

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN PRINT: Peter Brunton pictured with the book he has written, Sally the Oil Rig Seal

9:30am Friday 8th June 2012

A FORMER oil rig worker has published a book he wrote for his children almost 20 years ago about his experiences offshore.


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