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Blackburn great grandmother's life in poetry

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:56am Monday 21st July 2014

AT bedtime when a precious thought enters Sheila Brennan’s head, she quickly jots it down in a notebook that she keeps on her bedside table so that she doesn’t forget what it was in the morning.

Poem: A Cloud

Lancashire Telegraph: Weekend weather: cloudy tomorrow but glorious sunshine on Sunday

5:20pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A Cloud is a special thing

Callous experience for East Lancashire's migrants

Lancashire Telegraph: Michelle Flatley

10:06am Tuesday 17th June 2014

NO matter where else in the world you come from all you want to do is build a better future for yourself and your family.

The growing gets tough up north

Lancashire Telegraph: The growing gets tough up north

12:19pm Monday 2nd June 2014

GROWING your own vegetables in Lancashire can be a tricky task. With a climate that’s unpredictable, our county is a far cry from being a gardener’s haven.

Challenging lazy views of Islam – on all sides

Lancashire Telegraph: Zia Chaudry

12:14pm Monday 12th May 2014

AS a good Muslim, barrister Zia Chaudhry follows Islam and prays five times a day. But then he also checks his beloved Liverpool FC’s website five times a day too.

Blackburn bipolar poet publishes her second book

Lancashire Telegraph: Melissa Lee- Houghton and her book, Beautiful Girls

3:34pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

BLACKBURN poet Melissa Lee-Houghton celebrated her 30th birthday with a party.

My double life as a call girl

Lancashire Telegraph: Rachael Webster

11:10am Monday 30th September 2013

AS a high-class call girl Rachael Webster carried a credit card swipe machine in her handbag which she once left in the dingy high-rise flat of a smelly old man she couldn’t bring herself to “service.”

East Lancashire author's book highlights the lives of immigrant women

Lancashire Telegraph: INSPIRED Michelle Flatley

4:00pm Friday 13th September 2013

TEACHING English to immigrant women in Burnley, has inspired an East Lancashire mum to write about the experiences and obstacles that foreigners face in the north.

Darwen author's crime novel set for Hollywood cast

Lancashire Telegraph: STAR QUALITY Sharon Bolton and, below, film star Connie Nielsen

1:00pm Saturday 13th April 2013

AN author is set to have her debut crime novel made into a Hollywood film with some famous actors among the cast.

New book taps into a century of plumbing in Nelson and Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: PROUD TRADITION At the launch launch of the new book are, from left, Dennis Speak, Kevin Crossdale, Coun Asjad Mahmood, Mayor of Pendle, MP Andrew Stephenson, Christina Cope, from the hospice, Edward Padgett, president of Nelson, Colne and District Master

3:00pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

IT’S been a “labour of love” for a group of plumbers.

Former Westholme girl Helen Flanagan to reveal all in autobiography

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Westholme girl Helen Flanagan to reveal all in autobiography

3:15pm Thursday 10th January 2013

JUNGLE celebrity and former Westholme pupil Helen Flanagan has revealed she’s in the process of writing her autobiography, detailing her battle with attention deficit disorder.

Pendle Witch daughter's tale Malkin Child is county's bestseller

Lancashire Telegraph: SPELLBINDING Author Livi Michael and her book ‘Malkin Child’

1:16pm Thursday 6th September 2012

A DRAMATIC tale of a Pendle Witch’s daughter has been named as the county library service’s favoured read for 2012.

Novel about Burnley weavers’ mill hits bookshelves

4:00pm Wednesday 15th August 2012

A NOVEL inspired by a historic Burnley weavers’ mill has hit the bookshelves.

East Lancashire author tells story of ‘cruel’ ordeal in Pakistan

Lancashire Telegraph: OPENING UP Alexander Khan

2:30pm Friday 13th July 2012

AN Asian author has detailed the ‘unspeakable cruelty’ he suffered as a child after being forced to leave his family and move to Pakistan.

Lancashire academic creates first image of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ heart-throb Christian Grey

Lancashire Telegraph: Christian Grey

3:30pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

THE first image of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ heart-throb Christian Grey has been created by a Lancashire academic.

Darwen author shortlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Lancashire Telegraph: AWARD Sharon, and right, her novel

4:30pm Friday 6th July 2012

A DARWEN-born thriller writer has been shortlisted for the crime novel of the year award.

Poem: Old Dog

4:38pm Tuesday 12th June 2012

You were a good dog, you never did bite
You guarded the house, every day and night

Burnley author praised for latest novel

Lancashire Telegraph: QUALITY Stewart Binns

10:37am Friday 18th May 2012

AN EAST Lancashire author has received widespread acclaim for his latest novel.

Clayton-le-Moors woman in western novels accolade

Lancashire Telegraph: AUTHOR Jill with a framed picture of her book cover, with husband Chris

3:00pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

THE WIFE of an East Lancashire man who has un-covered his Native American past after a DNA test is to publish two westerns with a prestigious London publisher.

Book on Darwen town reprinted 120 years after its original

Lancashire Telegraph: Book on Darwen town reprinted 120 years after its original

2:18pm Thursday 19th April 2012

IN 1843, a fearful storm caused a torrent of water to cascade down from Darwen’s surrounding moorland into the town centre, drowning 12 people.

Former East Lancashire midwife to talk on bestseller Catching Babies

Lancashire Telegraph: AUTHOR Sheena Byrom

10:21am Tuesday 17th April 2012

A CHANCE to meet the author of an inspirational true story is coming up at an East Lancashire library.

Burnley FC hero Roger Eli publishes his memoirs

Lancashire Telegraph: Roger Eli digns a copy of his book for Louise Hill.

8:30pm Monday 16th April 2012

A BURNLEY FC cult hero, who played in every position except goalkeeper, has written a book about his ‘special and memorable time’ at Turf Moor.

Blackburn author goes from poverty to penning novels on a sunshine island

Lancashire Telegraph: THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD Margaret Sherlock writes on the island of Lanzarote

12:59pm Wednesday 4th April 2012

IT is fitting that Blackburn-born author Margaret Sherlock has called her debut thriller Against All Odds.

New book tells the unlikely tale of Darwen's FA Cup heroes

Lancashire Telegraph: Author Keith Dewhurst and his book, Underdogs.

1:49pm Monday 2nd April 2012

AN historic FA Cup encounter involving Darwen Football Club that helped shape the future of English football is the subject of a new book.

Lancashire author pens supernatural thriller to mark the Pendle witches 400th anniversary

1:46pm Friday 30th March 2012

A LANCASHIRE author has written a supernatural thriller to mark the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Pendle witches.

Becks to the future

2:16pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Darryl Ashton

Mother's Love

2:22pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Sheila Brennan

Older and Wiser

2:23pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Sheila Brennan

Freaky and Wacky

2:18pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Darryl Ashton


2:13pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Bill Austin

To thine own self

2:20pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Frankie Lee

The Itinerary

2:12pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

Poem by Bill Austin

Crime thriller tops the list at Blackburn with Darwen libraries

Lancashire Telegraph: TOP The Worst Case

1:16pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012

A CRIME thriller topped the list of the most popular book in Blackburn with Darwen libraries last year.

East Lancashire names added to world-famous book Who's Who

Lancashire Telegraph: WHO'S WHO Andrew Brown with wife Jane

11:45am Wednesday 7th December 2011

THREE Blackburn men, a guitar-playing judge who supports Burnley and former Blackburn Rovers boss Kenny Dalglish are among the 1,000 new entries in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who.

A match made in heaven

3:35pm Wednesday 7th December 2011

Poem from Darryl Ashton

Christmas Loko

3:32pm Wednesday 7th December 2011

Poem from Darryl Ashton

Blackburn author pens his first book

11:53am Wednesday 7th December 2011

A PRIZE-winning writer from Blackburn is celebrating publication of her first book.

Elvis Presley poet from Great Harwood is going to Graceland

Lancashire Telegraph: GRACELAND Poet Darryl Ashton

2:14pm Friday 2nd December 2011

A COMEDY poet has been invited to recite at Graceland after immortalising Elvis in rhyme.

The Universal

4:16pm Friday 2nd December 2011

Poem from Andreas Koutsoudis

My mum

4:14pm Friday 2nd December 2011

Poem from Rachel Hewitt

The Project

4:13pm Friday 2nd December 2011

Poem from William Austin

Book brings Bygone Blackburn to life

Lancashire Telegraph: PAST GLORIES The front cover showing an historic view of the town centre

11:42am Thursday 1st December 2011

A BOOK which traces life in Blackburn hundreds of years ago and tells the story of the town’s windmill

Book pictures Colne past and present

Lancashire Telegraph: MEMORIES Just three of the images in the new book

12:12pm Thursday 24th November 2011

BONNIE Colne upon the hill, named on records dating back to Roman times, is the feature of a new book, which traces its ever-changing face.

Midwife pens book about 35 years Catching Babies in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: catching up Recently retired midwife Sheena Byrom with her book Catching Babies

12:04pm Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Sheena Byrom dedicated 35 years to a career Catching Babies, the title of her new book based on her experiences as a midwife in East Lancashire.

Firework Fred

12:19pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Poem from Bill Austin

Lancashire solicitor writes thriller crime novels from real-life cases

10:00am Thursday 10th November 2011

A TOP prosecution solicitor who uses Lancashire as a backdrop for his crime thriller novels has struck a six-figure deal with a major publisher.

Burnley legend Andy Payton to publish life story

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW GOAL Andy Payton in action for the Clarets

10:30am Friday 4th November 2011

ONE of Burnley’s greatest ever goalscorers, and most controversial characters, is to tell his life story in a new book.

Author’s new book tells of East Lancashire cotton industry’s growth years

Lancashire Telegraph: HOLIDAY East Lancashire mill workers dancing on the pier at Blackpool during their annual ‘Wakes Week’ break in 1905

10:19am Tuesday 1st November 2011

A NEW book that tells the rise of East Lancashire’s cotton industry through the memories of mill workers has been released.

Rawtenstall teacher wins prestigious literary award

Lancashire Telegraph: Rawtenstall teacher wins prestigious literary award

11:33am Tuesday 18th October 2011

A TEACHER has won a prestigious literary award with a £10,000 prize.

East Lancashire's Eric Knowles writes book on glass designer idol

Lancashire Telegraph: CLASS Eric Knowles' new book

12:01pm Wednesday 12th October 2011

EAST Lancashire antiques expert Eric Knowles has written a book on his passion for René Lalique, ‘the premier glass designer of the 20th century’.


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