Love Your Library is a book lover’s podcast, brought to you by Hampshire Libraries. The library team chat with a different author every month about books that have just hit the library shelves as well as those that have been loved for years. Listen in to meet the people behind the bookcases as our library staff inspire you to find your next read.
Emma Kennedy Interview | Mini Episode
This mini episode features an interview with Emma Kennedy: comedian, TV presenter, actor, scriptwriter, author and Twitter star. Emma’s latest novel, The Never-Ending Summer is set in the summer of 1971 when best friends Agnes and Bea decide on one last adventure before their adult lives begin. And while Agnes heads off to London, her mother Florence, sets off on her own voyage of self-discovery into Europe. Emma talks to Kate about how her own teenage life provided the inspiration for the book and about the impact of...
Unsettling Origins | Claire Fuller Interview
Claire Fuller, who has just been longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, is our guest author for this month’s episode. Making the most of social distancing rules, Kate met up with Claire at a local park to chat about her new book Unsettled Ground, a beautifully written celebration of the natural world, with long-hidden family secrets to be unearthed. It’s not the first time Claire’s writing has been spotlighted by the publishing industry: her debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, picked up the prestigious Desmond Elliot...
Helen Fields Interview | Mini Episode
If you’ve been riveted by tv shows like Mindhunter and Criminal Minds which focus on the work of FBI profilers, you’ll be gripped by Helen Fields’ new book The Shadow Man. Set in Edinburgh, the book follows the work of outsiders Dr Connie Woolwine, a profiler from the FBI, and the very English DI Brodie Baarda, a kidnapping specialist, who team up to solve the disappearance of a young mother from the city. In this interview, Helen talks about the real life FBI profiler who provided insight for...
Disappearing Acts | CL Taylor Interview
Six times Sunday Times bestselling author CL Taylor joins Kate in our virtual studio to talk about her new thriller Her Last Holiday. She’s probably best known as the author of Sleep – one of Richard and Judy’s picks from 2019 – and Strangers which came out last year. She has also written two Young Adult thrillers, The Treatment and, more recently, The Island which came out in January this year. Her latest book which comes out next month (April 2021) delves into the world of self-help gurus and wellness...
Mandy Robotham Interview | Mini Episode
This episode of the Love Your Library podcast features an interview with Mandy Robotham, author of The German Midwife and The Secret Messenger. Hattie spoke to Mandy about her latest release – another brilliant historical novel, this time set in the heart of a Berlin on the brink of war. Mandy’s no stranger to an exciting and varied career – having worked as both a journalist and a midwife before settling (for now!) on a career in writing. The Berlin Girl follows Georgie, a foreign correspondent reporting on...
Escapist Artist | Katie Fforde Interview
Contemporary romantic novelist Katie Fforde was our guest author in this episode of the Love Your Library podcast. She came into our virtual studios to chat with us about her new novel A Wedding in the Country, which is published on 18 February. Katie’s latest book has been described as her most autobiographical to date and is, unusually for this author, set in 1960s London. It truly is the perfect escapist novel for a dismal winter. Katie also talked about the unusual research she undertook for her earlier novel Summer of Love. You’ll...
A delightful way to connect with the library
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Thoughtful interviews, charming guests and brilliant recommendations from the library team members. If you love books then this is the podcast for you!
Engaging and exciting!
Podcast has been a great addition to my new commute, offering engaging conversation about a topic I am not necessarily ‘in the know’ about. The real story-tellers delving deep into their philosophy of writing and great narrative is an inspiring listen. Highly recommended for people who are book worms or book newbies.
Love our libraries and this podcast!
Great author interviews and recommendations from librarians and brilliant kids. I’m definitely inspired to try out some of the books that’ve been mentioned so far. Most importantly, I love the key message that libraries can offer so much to everyone, to feed the imagination of young and old, and inspire learning and even the next great writers. Looking forward to the next podcast!