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Books, Library, Reading / 18.03.2022

Claire Frost, author of Married at First Swipe and Living My Best Life, joins us in this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast to talk about her latest novel The One. The story follows Lottie Brown who has finally found The One. But when Leo tragically dies just three months into their relationship, Lottie is left floundering. We talk to Claire about loss, love, and whether there really is just one person out there for each of us.   If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll love our interview with...

Books, Children's, Library, Reading / 17.02.2022

In this special Kids' Corner episode of the Love Your Library podcast, 15-year-old Ava joins our team of hosts to interview Hannah Gold, whose book, The Last Bear, was recently shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022 and the Blue Peter Award. The moving story of April’s journey to save Bear shows that nobody is too young or insignificant to make a difference. We’re also joined by Liz, an Area Manager here at Hampshire Libraries and a children’s book specialist. She makes some brilliant recommendations for our younger...

Books, Library, Reading / 24.01.2022

Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne, joins us in this episode of the Love Your Library podcast. Her debut novel breathes new life into the myth that many of us know as “Theseus and the Minotaur”, retelling the story through the eyes of Ariadne and Phaedra, the two princesses of Crete. Jennifer speaks with us about the inspiration behind her novels and why it’s so important that we revisit our classical myths with a new lens. We were also joined by Chris from the central libraries team to talk about...

Books, Library, Reading / 28.12.2021

For this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast, we were joined by author Jacqueline Roy, who spoke to us about her latest book, The Gosling Girl. Set to be released in January 2022, The Gosling Girl follows the aftermath of Michelle Cameron's release from imprisonment, years after the horrifying crime she committed as a child has taken place. Exploring themes of memory, trauma, powerlessness and identity, Jacqueline describes the book as a 'whydunnit' as opposed to a 'whodunnit', as she unpeels the relationship (and fine line) between victim and perpetrator. Hattie...

Books, Library, Reading / 26.10.2021

We were delighted to be joined by British writer Charles Cumming in this edition of the Love Your Library podcast. his latest book, Judas 62, is the second book in Charles' gripping Box 88 series and tells the story of Lachlan Kite in two interlinked time periods: Russia in the 1990s and Dubai in the present day. Kite needs to navigate the dangerous territory of the FSB, Russia's modern-day security service and successor of the KGB, with the focus on a list of Russia's enemies who have been...

Books, Library, Reading / 16.09.2021

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 an innocent man and the electric chair. Steve tells us about the real-life inspiration behind his latest novel, his experience as a civil rights attorney, and the supportive world of crime fiction authors. Kate and Isaac are also joined by Michelle from Alton Library to discuss her book recommendation,...

Books, Library, Reading / 05.08.2021

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 cooking and what she uncovers about herself and the community into which she’s landed. In the interview Sharon talks about what drew her to the magical village of Crovie, what differences she’s noticed about writing for an adult rather than a young adult...

Books, Library, Reading / 20.07.2021

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 Players. This darkly comic series is set in the north of England and features the eccentric Latin Master Roy Straitley. If you think you’re familiar with Joanne’s writing already, you may want to think again since her books don’t fit neatly into one genre: she’s...

Books, Library, Reading / 30.06.2021

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 as it focuses on the life of Monica, who wonders whether her roles as wife, mother, daughter and woman are all there is. Hattie caught up with Eva to discuss this insightful and entertaining look into what it means for a woman to occupy all of these identities, what it’s...

Books, Library, Reading / 08.06.2021

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 Tidelands, which introduced Alinor and her family. In her conversation with Kate, Philippa talks about characters which take writers by surprise, how she goes about the research for her novels, and why no woman should want to have been born before 1960. Philippa is the author of...

Books, Library, Reading / 07.05.2021

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 T.M. Logan as its guest speaker. T.M. Logan says he writes the kind of books he loves to read: tense psychological thrillers where bad things happen to regular people. All his books have been bestsellers but he’s probably best known for The Catch, about a...

Books, Library, Reading / 09.04.2021

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 Unsettled Ground, a beautifully written celebration of the natural world, with long-hidden family secrets to be unearthed. It’s not the first time Claire’s writing has been spotlighted by the publishing industry: her debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, picked up the prestigious Desmond Elliot...

Books, Library, Reading / 18.02.2021

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 in the heart of a Berlin on the brink of war. Mandy's no stranger to an exciting and varied career - having worked as both a journalist and a midwife before settling (for now!) on a career in writing. The Berlin Girl follows Georgie, a foreign correspondent reporting on the...

Books, Reading / 02.02.2021

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.  Katie’s latest book has been described as her most autobiographical to date and is, unusually for this author, set in 1960s London. It truly is the perfect escapist novel for a dismal winter. Katie also talked about the unusual research she undertook for her earlier novel Summer of Love. You’ll...

Books, Library, Reading / 11.01.2021

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 much acclaimed novel Dark Pines and was followed by Red Snow and Black River. Will is a romantic ideal of an author, living with his family in a cabin in the middle of a Swedish elk forest, as isolated as one of the characters...

Books, Library, Reading / 22.07.2020

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 an identity; and...

Books, Library, Reading / 11.05.2020

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...