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  • In this edition of the Love Your Library podcast, we met with Femi Fadugba – an author whose talents seem limitless. With a background in quantum physics, Femi’s debut novel The Upper World is as scientifically impressive as it is grippin

  • Steve Cavanagh joins us in this episode of the podcast to talk about the latest edition to his million bestselling Eddie Flynn series. The Devil’s Advocate takes con-man-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to Alabama where he is the only thing standing between

  • Bestselling author Louise Candlish was our guest on this episode, when she joined Kate to talk about her brand new novel The Heights. Louise has written more than a dozen books but it’s been a move to psychological thrillers which has brought her to

  • In this mini episode, Kate Price McCarthy talks to Sharon Gosling about her new novel The House Beneath the Cliffs. It’s the story of Anna who on impulse buys a tiny cottage in a remote Scottish fishing village, about how she rediscovers her love of

  • Chocolat author Joanne Harris joins Kate in our virtual studio to talk about her new novel A Narrow Door which comes out on 4 August 2021. It’s the latest in the St Oswald’s Boys Grammar School series which started with 2005’s Gentlemen and Pla

  • This episode of the Love Your Library podcast features an interview with debut novelist Eva Verde about her latest release, Lives Like Mine. Lives Like Mine is an honest exploration of the themes of family relationships, motherhood, race and identity

  • Our guest on this episode is queen of historical fiction Philippa Gregory, who is talking about her latest novel Dark Tides, which takes the reader between London, New England and Venice in the 17th Century. This is the sequel to her bestseller Tidel

  • In this mini episode, BBC technology guru, Rory Cellan-Jones talks to Kate Price McCarthy about his new book Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era, which captures his experiences and reflections on the relentless ascent of technology

  • Thriller writer and million copy bestseller T.M. Logan was our guest for this edition of the podcast. He joined Lisa Barfoot in our virtual studio to talk about his new book Trust Me. Lisa runs Hampshire Libraries’ online book club which recently had

  • 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 l

  • 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 Unsett

  • 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

  • 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 c

  • 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 i

  • 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.  Kat

  • Will Dean is our guest author for this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast, talking about his brand new book The Last Thing to Burn. You may already know Will from his brilliant series about Swedish journalist Tuva, which began with the muc

  • In this episode of the Love Your Library podcast we interview Sophie Hannah – our guest author for December – who joined us this month to talk about her new Hercule Poirot novel The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. We also talked about her co

  • Another bestseller joined us in our virtual studio this month when Elly Griffiths came in to talk to us about The Postscript Murders, the ‘sort-of sequel’ to Times Crime Book of the Year, The Stranger Diaries. Elly is best known for her two crime ser

  • October’s edition of the Love Your Library podcast features an interview with one of the UK’s best-loved and most successful authors: Anthony Horowitz. The adaptation of his hugely successful teenage Alex Rider spy series is currently in production f

  • In the latest episode of the Love Your Library podcast, we chatted to bestselling author Heather Morris about what it takes to craft a story of hope. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris’ first book, has already become one of the best selling b

  • We were thrilled to welcome million-copy-bestseller Lisa Jewell to the Love Your Library podcast virtual studios for this episode. Who wasn’t gripped by her previous psychological thriller – The Family Upstairs – which was number one in the charts in

  • 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 searc

  • 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 acc

  • 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 Kie

  • 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 research

  • 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 corne

  • 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 Cost

  • Listen now to our fourth mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast, this time featuring an interview with Joseph Coelho. Joseph Coelho is a children’s playwright and poet who was chosen to host the bedtime reading hour for this year’s

  • We were delighted to meet up with broadcaster, writer and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez a few weeks before social distancing was introduced. Head of Hampshire Libraries Emma Noyce talked to Caroline about her award-winning book Invisible Women: Ex

  • 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 overwhelm

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 wit

  • 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 i

  • Welcome to our first Kids’ Corner episode, where we catch up with Blue Peter award winning author, Ali Sparkes. Listen now to hear Ali discuss her latest release in the Night Speaker series, offer her top tips for young writers, and tell us her

  • Our first mini episode introduces the author Hanna Jameson and her latest novel, The Last, a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a remote hotel.  This is Hanna’s fourth book: she wrote the first draft of her debut novel Something You Are when she

  • In this episode, our hosts Kate Price McCarthy and Mary Stone talk to Joanna Trollope about her latest and twenty-first book, An Unsuitable Match, which vividly depicts the family tensions and dilemmas caused by love in later life. Joanna also talks

  • In this episode, our hosts Kate Price McCarthy and Mary Stone talk to Ann Cleeves about her latest and, can we bear it, last Shetland book, Wild Fire.  Ann also gives us the lowdown on her upcoming book The Long Call, the first in her new Two Rivers

  • This episode is an introduction to our new Hampshire Libraries podcast series: Love Your Library. Each podcast features brilliant authors talking about their wonderful books. But better than that, it’s got recommendations and reviews from the team he