A KIRKBY Lonsdale book shop hosted the launch of a new book by debut author Lisa Nicholas.

Her novel 'Don't Forget Me' was published earlier last month and was launched at The Book Lounge.

She said: "It was a wonderful evening.

"We had a full house - the audience were supportive and kind, and it was a pleasure to meet so many other book lovers, especially as I'm new to the area.

"I had the chance to chat with lots of guests over nibbles and wine before doing a short reading.

"I got quite a few questions which were really interesting to answer. Then people bought copies of Don't Forget Me, which I signed.

"It's such a privilege to have a local independent book shop in Kirkby Lonsdale - so few remain - and the event was made even more special by holding it in such a magical little shop.

"I'm very grateful to Valerie, the owner, and to everyone who came and made it such a successful little book launch."