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The Christie Affair of Harrogate by Nina de Gramont

  • Submitted: 19th January 2022

The Christie Affair of Harrogate and London When a novel comes along detailing those mysterious days when Agatha Christie wrote  the story of her own disappearance, you've got to read…

Bay Tales – Whitley Bay’s first crime fiction festival

  • Submitted: 18th January 2022

Head to the Bay this February Whitley Bay is a small seaside town with big ambitions as this February it's the host of its very first Crime fiction festival! I…

Histfic set in Eyam – Hemlock Cure Joanne Burn

  • Submitted: 17th January 2022

Eyam, a real life plague village Histfic set in Eyam - Hemlock Cure Joanne Burn. Imagine visiting a plague village. What is a plague village I hear you ask. Well,…

Who lives in a fictional house like this? Quiz

  • Submitted: 16th January 2022

Books set in houses Houses are very key parts of many stories. They are not just where characters live, but are often the key part of a story themselves. Novels…

Book set in Coco Chanel’s Paris – Dressmakers Secret -Lorna Cook

  • Submitted: 14th January 2022

Coco Chanel's Paris with Lorna Cook When you think of Coco Chanel, you don’t go thinking of Nazi Germany do you. However, this story reveals a very interesting fact in…

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The Lighthouse

2000s: Six friends travel to a remote light house but sometimes remote can be TOO remote  

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