A NEW Christmas novel by a local author is to be launched at Northallerton library next week.

Set in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Rawscar, The Little Church by the Sea is a tale of love, friendship and starting over by newl- published local author Liz Taylorson.

After a childhood with her head in a book and a pen in her hand, Liz worked in academic libraries until parenthood interrupted her career. Liz then started writing fiction, joining the RNA New Writers’ Scheme to learn how to write novels. Her novel is published by Manatee Books.

The launch takes place in Northallerton library on Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Tickets are £4 and are available from the library. Refreshments will be available. Spaces are limited.

Contact 01609-533832 or email Northallerton.Library@northyorks.gov.uk