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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

Book reveals real love of Alfred Wainwright's life

Lancashire Telegraph: ROMANCE One of the heartfelt extracts from the new book of letters

11:10am Thursday 6th October 2011

TO MANY people the legendary fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright came across a dour character – but a new book out today reveals his surprisingly romantic nature.

Ribble Valley writer scores with fictional football tale

Lancashire Telegraph: KICK-OFF Rovers fan David Alejandro Fearnhead

6:00pm Saturday 1st October 2011

A FREELANCE sports journalist has used his experiences of the beautiful game to write a book on the life of a modern footballer.

Author releases stories from post-war Burnley childhood

Lancashire Telegraph: sweet stories The Brickhouses area where Mervyn Hadfield grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.

11:29am Thursday 22nd September 2011

AUTHOR Mervyn Hadfield was born in the Brickhouses area of Burnley during the war years, in 1942.

East Lancashire minister reflects on death of son in poetry

Lancashire Telegraph: INSPIRED Bruce Simpson

11:00am Wednesday 17th August 2011

A PREACHER turned poet has published a book of verse including poignant reflections on the sudden death of his baby son 25 years ago.

Burnley author's new book inspired by town

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley author's new book inspired by town

11:07am Sunday 31st July 2011

AN acclaimed author went back to his Burnley roots to find the inspiration for his latest book.

Author lifts lid on Burnley's FA Cup winning captain

Lancashire Telegraph: TROPHY Captain Tommy Boyle with the cup at Turf Moor

11:00am Thursday 28th July 2011

THE life story of the only Clarets captain to lift the FA Cup, has been captured in a new book.

Colne jam philanthropist remembered in book

Lancashire Telegraph: TRIBUTE Sir William Hartley

12:54pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

A VICTORIAN philanthropist, who supported hospitals and almhouses in his native Colne after becoming a leading jam-maker, has been remembered in a new book.

Barrowford writer, 61, named Lancashire’s Writer of the Year

Lancashire Telegraph: DOUBLE TOPS Jacqueline Davitt celebrates her second authors’ prize success

4:00pm Monday 13th June 2011

A PENDLE author has been named Lancashire’s Writer of the Year in recognition of a short story inspired by her teenage granddaughters.

Former headteacher's book on abandoned Lancashire village

Lancashire Telegraph: RESEARCH David Clayton

2:47pm Thursday 9th June 2011

THE STORY of how a whole community suddenly abandoned their homes in the hills above a Lancashire village has been uncovered by a former headteacher.

Accrington ex-RSPCA inspector’s tales of rescue

Lancashire Telegraph: AN Accrington author’s book is filled with animal adventures from his time as an RSPCA inspector.

9:40am Saturday 14th May 2011

There’s not many folk quite so dedicated to their vocation as Accrington animal lover Steve Greenhalgh — Lancashire’s answer to Doctor Dolittle.

Book sheds new light on Lancastrians’ role in Titanic disaster

Lancashire Telegraph: OFFICER Charles Lightoller

11:14am Friday 15th April 2011

ON the 99th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, an author has revealed how the Chorley man who was the highest-ranking survivor later admitted he had helped an inquiry whitewash what had happened.

Lancashire train journey named as one of Britain's best

11:49am Thursday 14th April 2011

A TRAIN journey through the heart of Lancashire has been named one of the 10 best in Britain by a new book.

Novelist moves back to Lancashire roots after 40 years

Lancashire Telegraph: RETURN Peter Guttridge at the Inn On The Whalf, one of the settings of his earlier works

3:28pm Monday 21st March 2011

Crime novelist Peter Guttridge has returned to his native East Lancashire after more than 40 years away. We spoke to him about coming home.

Sarah Brown discusses life at Number 10 in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: HOW IT WAS Sarah Brown addresses the audience at the Hoghton Tower event

8:38pm Friday 11th March 2011

THE wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited Hoghton Tower yesterday to discuss her book, Behind the Black Door.

Clayton-le-Woods woman joins World Book Night giveaway

Lancashire Telegraph: Clayton-le-Woods woman joins World Book Night giveaway

4:30pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

Fiona Wilson, 50, of Clayton-le-Woods, chose to give away 48 copies of The Life Of Pi on the first World Book Night on Saturday.



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