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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.

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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.

    Mini episode 7 | Claire Gradidge interview

    Mini episode 7 | Claire Gradidge interview

    This month’s mini podcast features an interview with another Hampshire writer who’s had remarkable success with her debut novel The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox.   Claire Gradidge picked up the winner’s prize for the Richard and Judy search for a bestseller in 2019 with this World War Two crime novel set in Romsey, the town in which she was born and brought up. During the interview, Claire talks about some of the important themes of her book; about her need to give its victim a voice and...

    • 19 min
    Gothic Revived | Sara Collins Interview

    Gothic Revived | Sara Collins Interview

    This edition of the podcast features an interview with rising star Sara Collins, winner of 2019’s First Novel prize at the Costa Book Awards. The Confessions of Frannie Langton begins in 1826 at the Old Bailey murder trial of a former slave accused of the murder of her employers Mr and Mrs Benham. Sara has talked about how, as a black woman, she’d initially been reluctant to write a novel about a woman who had been a slave, but realized that, as a younger reader, she’d have loved...

    • 50 min
    Mini episode 6 | Judith Heneghan interview

    Mini episode 6 | Judith Heneghan interview

    In this month’s mini podcast episode Mary interviews talented local writer Judith Heneghan about her debut novel Snegurochka. Judith grew up in Hampshire, studied at the University of York, worked as a commissioning editor and later spent time in Kiev, Moscow and Islamabad before settling in Winchester. She has a doctorate in Creative Arts, has written extensively for young people and lectures in creative writing. Snegurochka is her first book for adults. Set in Kiev in 1992, the story follows the character of Rachel, a troubled young English mother who...

    • 20 min
    Miss Austen | Gill Hornby interview

    Miss Austen | Gill Hornby interview

    Jane Austen fans will be intrigued to hear Gill Hornby talking about her number one bestseller Miss Austen in this month’s podcast. Inspired by a real-life mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics,  Miss Austen is a thoroughly researched but fictional account of Jane’s older sister Cassandra. A few years before her death, Cassandra famously destroyed almost all the letters from her beloved sister. What secrets was she trying to hide? Kate met up with Gill just before the introduction of social distancing at Chawton Hall, where...

    • 34 min
    Mini episode 5 | Stephen Moss interview

    Mini episode 5 | Stephen Moss interview

    This mini episode features an interview with Stephen Moss talking about his new book The Accidental Countryside Hidden Havens for Britain’s Wildlife. Stephen’s book takes a journey of discovery through Britain, in search of the unexpected corners where wildlife survives against all odds. In the interview he talks about his childhood introduction to wildlife on the edges of the urban landscape as well as why these hidden nature havens can seem more inclusive and less excluding than other more traditional nature reserves. Stephen is a naturalist, author and...

    • 17 min
    Ghost Writing | Louise Doughty Interview

    Ghost Writing | Louise Doughty Interview

    Sunday Times bestseller Louise Doughty was a warm and entertaining author to interview for this month’s episode about her new book Platform Seven. Louise has an impressive track record: her sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She’s probably best known for her hugely popular bestseller Apple Tree Yard which has sold over half a million copies in the UK and has been translated in thirty territories worldwide. It was adapted into a hit BBC...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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 ,

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

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