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Books, Children's, Library, Reading / 14.08.2019

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 thoughts on the Summer Reading Challenge. We also sent our roving reporter Ava out on a mission to talk to children at Stubbington Library, where she found out how they’re getting on in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Find some of the books they mentioned...

Books, Library, Reading / 30.07.2019

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 about her updated version of Sense and Sensibility published as part of the Austen Project in 2013. We discuss three recommended books with the library team at Fareham Library: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Normal People by Sally Rooney Never Greener by Ruth Jones You’ll find links to other books...

Books, Library, Reading / 29.07.2019

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 series. We also discuss three very different books with Chandlers Ford Library: The Key to Flambards by Linda Newbery The One by John Marrs The Summer Book by Tovey Jansson You’ll find links to other books we’ve mentioned on our library blog. Let us know if you’ve read...

Books, Library, Reading / 29.07.2019

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 here at Hampshire Libraries.  And there’s few people who know and love books more than our library staff in Hampshire. Coming up over the next few months, we’ve got interviews with Ann Cleeves, Joanna Trollope, Charlie Higson, Minette Walters, Patrick Gale, Cara Hunter, Hanna Jameson, Mel McGrath and Claire Fuller. Wherever you listen to podcasts...