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Read this: I, Sideman by Jackie McAuley

David Roy
IT TOOK me a while to get around to ex-Them organist Jackie McAuley's new rock memoir I, Sideman (sorry again, Jackie) but once I did pick up the Co Derry muso's compelling account of being a multi-instrumental hired gun during the musical explosion of the 1960s and 70s, it was hard to put it down again.

Read this: Drug Gang Vengeance by Neil Walker

David Roy
LAST year, Belfast author Neil Walker's crime debut Drug Gang drew rave reviews from readers who enjoyed the Amazon ebook best-seller's highly readable combination of lean prose, tight plotting and wince-inducing ultra-violent mayhem.

Belfast Children's Festival back for 20th year

David Roy
THIS year's Belfast Children's Festival (BCF) will take place between Friday March 9 and Wednesday March 14, bringing more than 110 events to 14 locations across the city.

New year, new reads: 2018's best books previewed

SO, WHAT are we going to be reading in 2018? Well, there's a plethora of big anniversaries, a promise of 'the next Girl On The Train' and, of course, a certain royal wedding on the horizon – all of which will throw up plenty of possibilities.

Three new healthy reads for 2018

JANUARY is, typically, the time to delete Domino's from your speed dial, stop idly scrolling through Instagram and make some solid plans to atone for the unmentionable sins committed during Twixmas – the ambiguous period between Christmas and New Year, when most of us lose all sense of time and calories consumed.

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