10 episodes

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.

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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.

    Behind The Lines | Andy McNab interview

    Behind The Lines | Andy McNab interview

    This month’s episode of Love Your Library features an interview with Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab, where he gives us the low-down on his latest book, Whatever It Takes. The story of one man’s pursuit of revenge and justice against overwhelming odds, Whatever It Takes follows James Mercer as he embarks upon a journey to right the wrongs suffered by his family – a devastating blow that left them in financial ruin. In this action-packed thriller, revenge must come at a price, and he will stop at...

    • 37 min
    A Swift Adventure | Michael Morpurgo interview

    A Swift Adventure | Michael Morpurgo interview

    National treasure Michael Morpurgo is our very special guest in this episode. Sir Michael has written more than 100 much-loved books including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom. In this interview, he talks about the inspiration behind his latest book Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the story is about Omar, a 12-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.   We also discuss three recommended Morpurgo books with some of the back office team at Hampshire Libraries: The Butterfly Lion Alone on a Wide Wide...

    • 48 min
    Mini episode 3 | Mel McGrath interview

    Mini episode 3 | Mel McGrath interview

    This mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast features an interview with Mel McGrath. Mel is an award-winning author of crime fiction and historical novels, as well as non-fiction books. Her latest novel, The Guilty Party, is a chilling tale of four 30-something friends who are bystanders to a violent attack. Aysha Smith from Hampshire Libraries met up with Mel to talk about the book’s themes of guilt, innocence and betrayal. Search the library catalogue to find more of Mel’s work.  

    • 17 min
    A Stitch In Time – Tracy Chevalier Interview

    A Stitch In Time – Tracy Chevalier Interview

    Needlepoint, bell-ringing and a ‘surplus’ woman – these are some of absorbing ingredients of Tracy Chevalier’s latest book: A Single Thread. Our guest author for this episode, Tracy is the best-selling author of 10 novels, including the world-famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. We also discuss three recommended books with the library team at Ringwood Library: The Librarian by Salley Vickers Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck The Lido by Libby Page Let us know if you’ve read and enjoyed any of the books we’ve talked about....

    • 38 min
    Mini episode 2 | Cara Hunter

    Mini episode 2 | Cara Hunter

    In this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast we feature crime writer Cara Hunter, talking about her novel No Way Out – the latest in her series of books based in Oxford with lead character DI Adam Fawley. Kate Price McCarthy met up with Cara to talk about what inspires her work. Search the library catalogue to find more of Cara’s work. 18 minutes.

    • 17 min
    ‘If in doubt, go to the library’ – Charlie Higson interview

    ‘If in doubt, go to the library’ – Charlie Higson interview

    It’s a celebration of reading in this episode of the podcast, featuring author and actor Charlie Higson. Charlie is a keen supporter of the Reading Agency and the annual library Summer Reading Challenge. We talk to Charlie about how he got involved in writing young James Bond books and the lengths he went to scare his youngest son with his young adult horror Enemy novels. We discuss three recommended books with the library team at Andover Library: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn Behind the Scenes at the...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

meghi5 ,

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!

Mrs Quince ,

Love the Disco Centre

Great idea, love listening to authors talk about their books and delighted to support our local library. aka Karen

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