09 Dec Herculean Creativity | Sophie Hannah Interview
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 collections of poetry, her Waterhouse and Zailer series which started with bestseller Little Face and her three previous Poirot novels: The Monogram Murders, Closed Casket and The Mystery of Three Quarters. Kate and Sophie discussed her How to Hold a Grudge podcast, and her Dream Author programme.
Amber from Hythe Library chatted to us about the libraries’ Ready Reads click-and-collect service as well as her pick for a good read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. We also discussed To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and It by Stephen King. Amber’s recommendation for a Christmas read was How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.
Hattie and Kate talked about 2020 Booker Prize winner Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
Don’t forget, this week you can meet the library Santa on Zoom!
New unlimited titles this month on BorrowBox:
- The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland. Perfect for those who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
- The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (audiobook). Filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.
- Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter, the second in the Inspector Morse series.
- Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton du Beke.
- Tidelands by Philippa Gregory, set in England during the civil war, read by Louise Brealey.
- Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles Book 1 by Marissa Meyer, the first instalment of a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella.
- Charlotte by Helen Moffett, for lovers of Pride and Prejudice.
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (audiobook), the author of Big Little Lies.
- Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris, featured in our interview with Heather Morris in an earlier Love Your Library podcast.
- Battle Ready by Ollie Ollerton, sharing the step-by-step plan that changed his life.
- The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, a celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, audiobook read by Tilda Swinton.
- River God by Wilbur Smith, the first in the epic Egyptian Series.
- The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
- Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories (audiobook)
- The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
- The Nursemaid’s Secret by Sheila Newberry
- How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T Smith (audiobook)
- Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan
Thanks to Sophie Hannah, Amber from Hythe Library, and our supporter BorrowBox, the library app that allows you to download eBooks and audiobooks straight to your phone or tablet. All you need is your library membership number and PIN.