World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s month is held annually in September.

The aim is to raise awareness of the disease and in doing so, help people to understand what life is like for someone living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International: “2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of Dementia in their country”. This campaign aims to change that statistic.

Alzheimer’s is a condition where the person’s brain function declines which can include memory, thinking and other mental abilities.

Alzheimer’s Research UK. Source: Dementia fact sheet December 2017; World Health Organisation

In Hampshire Libraries we want to raise awareness by staff attending specific training sessions and many have now become Dementia Friends. They can be identified by the Dementia Friends badge.

dementiafriends.org.uk

Reminiscence collection

Hampshire Libraries holds a Reminiscence Collection which are items that have been chosen to stimulate and support reminiscence and may be of particular use to carers working with people with dementia.

Memory Joggers 1940 – 1989 Entertainers – Barbara & Robin Dynes, I can remember the 1970s – Sally Hewitt, Having Fun in Grandma’s Day – Faye Gardner

Other books available to borrow

Hampshire Libraries hold books that explain about Alzheimer’s and Dementia and some are from the perspective of those suffering or caring for those with the disease. Find those books here: Books about Alzheimer’s & Dementia

There also a special collection of books called ‘Pictures to Share‘ which are fantastic books that help those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia bring back memories and to look at images that are part of daily life.

Family Life, At the Seaside, Shopping – Pictures to share Community interest company, edited by Helen Bate

Home Library Service

If you can’t get to the library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities the library can come to you.

We can arrange for you to have your library books delivered to your home on a regular basis.

We offer books in standard and large print and also have a wide range of audio books in different formats. If you would like to borrow a particular title from Hampshire’s stock, we can get it for you.

This service is free.

How it works

Ask about the service at your local library, fill in the Library Service form or call HantsDirect on 0300 555 1387. After you have completed the enquiry form we will contact you by phone or email to assess your eligibility.

We deliver the service through our team of volunteers.

We will match you with someone and make them aware of what you like to read. They will visit you and exchange the items you have borrowed usually at least once every 4 weeks.

Volunteering for the Home Library Service

Or if you would like to become a volunteer who delivers and collects books, then please find out more information and apply here: Home Library Service Volunteering information

Other information

Some of our Hampshire Libraries hold Dementia Events and Drop Ins where you can receive advice and those who have Alzheimer’s and Dementia can attend a group.

You can also receive help and information through the Hampshire website by visiting the Adult Social Care Support page.

Libraries are a safe space and there are so many ways in which they can support and enhance the life of a person diagnosed and their carers.

LGBT+ Collection

With libraries being community hubs, as well as a safe place for everyone, it is wonderful to have this wonderful collection of books on our shelves.
The books in this collection celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality and touches on a number of different subjects. There are so many amazing LGBT+ titles available and at the moment our collection contains 33 carefully chosen books, containing a mixture of both classic and contemporary titles that.
If there’s a book or two you think would sit well within the collection; let us know in the comments below!

Call me by your name
by André Aciman

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This is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s house guest, Oliver, during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. What grows from the depths of their souls is a romance of scarcely six weeks’ duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime.
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli

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16-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. And worse still, so will the privacy of ‘Blue’, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing. With messy dynamics emerging in Simon’s once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s life suddenly becomes just a little complicated. Now Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out – without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
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Giovanni’s room
by James Baldwin

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When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend’s return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened, while Giovanni’s life descends into tragedy.

Rubyfruit jungle
by Rita Mae Brown

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Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in 1950s America. In her dealings with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rocky relationship with her mother and in her determination to pursue her career, she will fight for her right to happiness.
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The gift
by Barbara Browning

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In the midst of Occupy, Barbara Andersen begins spamming people indiscriminately with ukulele covers of sentimental songs. A series of inappropriate intimacies ensues, including an erotically charged correspondence and then collaboration with an extraordinarily gifted and troubled musician living in Germany.

Queer
by William S. Burroughs

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This title is an enigma. It is both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel. Set in Mexico City during the early 50s, the book follows William Lee’s hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene.

The perks of being a wallflower 
by Stephen Chbosky

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Charlie is a shy and introspective boy, a wallflower always standing on the edge of the action. We learn about him through the letters he writes to someone of an undisclosed name, age and gender.
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The hours 
by Michael Cunningham

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The Hours is the story of Richard, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother. His friend Clarissa, who strives to achieve a balanced life, also figures prominently in this story set during World War 2.
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Disoriental 
by Négar Djavadi

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Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now 25 and facing the future she has built for herself as well as the prospect of a new generation, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility clinic, generations of flamboyant Sadrs return to her, including her formidable great-grandfather Montazemolmolk, with his harem of 52 wives.

Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides

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I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974.So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and her truly unique family secret, born on the slopes of Mount Olympus and passed on through three generations.

Meanwhile, elsewhere : science fiction and fantasy from transgender writers 
edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett

This manual will prepare you to travel from multiverse to multiverse. No experience is required. Choose from twenty-five preset post-realities! Rejoice at obstacles unquestionably bested and conflicts efficiently resolved

Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe 
by Fannie Flagg

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As 80 year old Mrs Clea Threadgoode tells Evelyn Couch about her life, she escapes her nursing home & returns to Whistle Stop, Alabama in the thirties where the Whistle Stop Cafe provides good barbecue, good coffee, love & even an occasional murder.
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Maurice
by E.M. Forster

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Maurice is born into a privileged way of life, conforming to social conventions, yet he finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, a Cambridge friend, and Alec, the gamekeeper, he experiences a sexual awakening.

This is how it always is 
by Laurie Frankel

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Rosie and Penn always wanted a daughter. Four sons later, they decide to try one last time – and their beautiful little boy Claude is born. Life continues happily for this big, loving family until the day when Claude says that, when he grows up, he wants to be a girl. As far as Rosie and Penn are concerned, bright, funny and wonderful Claude can be whoever he or she wants. But as problems begin at school and in the community, the family faces a seemingly impossible dilemma: should Claude change, or should they and Claude try to change the world?

George 
by Alex Gino

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A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream, ‘George’ is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.

The well of loneliness 
by Radclyffe Hall

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Based on her own life, ‘The Well of Loneliness’ tells the story of Sir Philip and Lady Gordon and their daughter. It becomes apparent that she is not like other girls, and falls in love with another woman.

Carol 
by Patricia Highsmith

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Therese first glimpses Carol in the New York department store where she is working as a sales assistant. Carol is choosing a present for her daughter. Standing there at the counter, Therese suddenly feels wholly innocent – wholly unprepared for the first shock of love.

A single man 
by Christopher Isherwood

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Christopher Isherwood explores the character of a middle-aged Englishman living in California: a professor alienated from his students by differences in age and nationality and from the rest of society by his homosexuality.

The left hand of darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Two people, until recently strangers, find themselves on a long, tortuous and dangerous journey across the ice. One is an outcast, forced to leave his beloved homeland; the other is fleeing from a different kind of persecution. What they have in common is curiosity, about others and themselves, and an almost unshakeable belief that the world can be a better place.

Two boys kissing 
by David Levithan

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The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They’re hoping to set the world record for the longest kiss. They’re not a couple, but they used to be. Peter and Neil are a couple. Their kisses are different. Avery and Ryan have only just met and are trying to figure out what happens next. Cooper is alone. He’s not sure how he feels. As the marathon progresses, these boys, their friends and families evaluate the changing nature of feelings, behaviour and this crazy thing called love.

Tales of the city 
by Armistead Maupin

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A young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a new world of laundromat Lotharios, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, and outrageous.
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The song of Achilles 
by Madeline Miller

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This is a breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War – a devastating love story and a tale of gods and kings, immortal fame and the human heart.

Confessions of a mask 
by Yukio Mishima

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This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishima’s finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boy’s development towards homosexuality during and after the Second World War.

Little fish 
by Casey Plett

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Wendy Reimer is a 30-year-old trans woman in Winnipeg who comes across evidence that her late grandfather – a devout Mennonite farmer – might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, but as she and her friends struggle to cope with the challenges of their increasingly volatile lives – which range from alcoholism, to sex work, to suicide – Wendy is drawn to the lost pieces of her grandfather’s life, becoming determined to unravel the mystery of his truth.

All this I will give to you 
by Dolores Redondo

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When novelist Manuel Ortigosa learns that his husband, Alvaro, has been killed in a car crash, it comes as a devastating shock. It won’t be the last. He’s now arrived in Galicia. It’s where Alvaro died. It’s where the case has already been quickly closed as a tragic accident. It’s also where Alvaro hid his secrets. The man to whom Manuel was married for fifteen years was not the unassuming man he knew. Alvaro’s trail leads Manuel deep into one of Spain’s most powerful and guarded families. Behind the walls of their forbidding estate, Manuel is nothing but an unwelcome and dangerous intruder. Then he finds two allies: a stubbornly suspicious police lieutenant and Alvaro’s old friend – and private confessor – from seminary school. Together they’re collecting the pieces of Alvaro’s past, his double life, and his mysterious death.

Confessions of the Fox 
by Jordy Rosenberg

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Jack Sheppard – a transgender carpenter’s apprentice – has fled his master’s house to become a notorious prison break artist, and Bess Munshi has escaped the draining of the fenlands to become a revolutionary mastermind. Now they find themselves at the centre of a web of corruption leading back to the dreaded Thief-Catcher General – or so we are told in a mysterious manuscript unearthed by one Professor R. Voth. Voth traces the origins and authenticity of the manuscript as Jack and Bess trace the connections between the bowels of Newgate Prison and the dissection chambers of the Royal College, in a bawdy novel about gender, love and liberation.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When they meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the two loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special kind of friendship – the kind of friendship that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through their friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves – and about the kind of people they want to be.

The city and the pillar 
by Gore Vidal

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In their teens Jim Willard and Bob Ford share a moment of sexual intimacy. Jim will spend later years searching for the recreation of that moment. When the opportunity occurs, it explodes with violence and pain.

The Color Purple 
by Alice Walker

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This compelling and cherished classic tells the story of Celie. Raped by the man she calls father, her two children taken from her and forced into an ugly marriage, she has no one to talk to but God, until she meets a woman who offers love and support.

Tipping the velvet 
by Sarah Waters

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‘Tipping the Velvet’ is a wonderfully lush, sensous and bawdy novel set in the music halls of the late 19th century. Nan gets to meet her heroine, Kitty, a male impersonator. The two begin a double act, and their affection for each other deepens.
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The picture of Dorian Gray 
by Oscar Wilde

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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.
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Oranges are not the only fruit 
by Jeanette Winterson

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This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At 16, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family for the young woman she loves.
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Orlando
by Virginia Woolf

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Modelled on her friend Vita Sackville-West’s personality, Virginia Woolf tells the story of Orlando, who chooses her own sexual identity as she lives through 3 centuries as both a man and a woman.
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Did you know; when you sign up to a Hampshire Library card we don’t need your title or your assigned gender.

Join it, Use it, Love it!

Digital Readers

Digital Readers is an online reading group for everyone who’s older than 16 and has both a Hampshire Library card and a Facebook account.

Through the BorrowBox app, using your Hampshire Library Card, you will be able to download an eCopy of the selected title to your tablet or smart phone to read and enjoy. There will be hundreds of copies, of both the eBook and the eAudiobook version, available for you to download right away, so no need to reserve it or get it added to a waiting list; just download it right away and get reading!

Throughout the month you will be able to talk about the book with others in the group, and there will be regular discussions happening, so check back in to join in on the conversations as they pop up. As is the case with any reading group, there will be books you love, and books you might wish you had never picked up -and that’s okay!
In the group you will be able to discuss your opinions, feelings and thoughts on the month’s title in a friendly environment. To keep the group friendly, and ensure everyone feels confident expressing their thoughts, we ask that everyone keep the language clean and show respect to one another.

There won’t be a set day or time when you have to be available; this means you can join in the discussions whenever it suits you! There is also not a physical place to meet, as all discussions are taking place in the Facebook group, so you won’t have to leave the house to be part of the reading group!
On the last Friday of each month, the book for the following month will be announced, it will then become available for download on the 1st of each month.

If you don’t have a Hampshire Library card, you can apply for one online. It is completely free to sign up to the library, and as long as any physical items borrowed are returned on time, it will continue to be free.
After you sign up, your library card will be sent to your home and you can then join the reading group using your Facebook account.

The first book will be available to download through the BorrowBox app on Sunday 1 September, and it will be….

Life of Pi by Yann Martel!

Pi lives in Pondicherry, India, where his father owns the city’s zoo. The family decides to immigrate to Canada, but tragedy strikes at sea. In the lifeboat are five survivors: Pi, a hyena, a zebra, a female orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.”

This 2002 Man Booker Prize winner is a story about survival, life and one boy’s incredible journey. We’re delighted this will be our first book in our new reading group and hope you will join us in our discussions over on Facebook.

If you would like to join the group, then head over to our Facebook page and join the ‘Digital readers’ group, you can find it here!

If in doubt, go to the library!

Listen to the latest podcast from Hampshire Libraries!

In our latest podcast episode, we speak to author and actor Charlie Higson and the team at Andover Library about writing the Young Bond books and the lengths he went to, to scare his youngest son with the young adult horror series The Enemy.     

Our library experts at Andover also give their reasons for recommending the following books:
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Have a listen to the podcast here!

Other books mentioned include:
Silverfin by Charlie Higson
No Way Out by Cara Hunter
The Dry by Jane Harper
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
After the Fire by Henning Mankell
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

We’ve spoken to our team of library experts and come up with nine of our favourite books for children to read this summer holiday, and a great selection to choose from for the Summer Reading Challenge. From dragons stalking library shelves to magical mysteries at a lighthouse – this summer, the real adventures begin between the pages of books!

Where the River Runs Gold, Sita Brahmachari (9-11 years)

Dystopia

In a world where the bees have disappeared, children are the ones who pollinate crops so the nation doesn’t go hungry. Follow Shifa and her brother Themba, as they try to escape from the cruelty of the farm they’re forced to work on. Read on as they hope to build a better life for themselves and inspire a better future for everyone.

Where the River Runs Gold – Sita Brahmachari

The Dragon in the Library, Louie Stowell & Davide Ortu (5-8 years)

Fantasy

Kit’s a kid who prefers getting her feet muddy to picking up a book, but when her keen-reading friends drag her to the library, she discovers a whole world she never knew existed. Join Kit and her friends as they battle to save the library… and the world.

The Dragon in the Library – Louie Stowell & David Ortu

Pages & Co Tilly and the Bookwanderers, Anna James (8-11 years)

Mystery

When eleven year old Tilly’s mum disappeared, she started living above her grandparents’ bookshop. Life above a bookshop is great for a bookworm like Tilly, who loves nothing more than diving into the pages of her favourite stories. Until one day she discovers the characters from the pages walking among the shelves and enlists the likes of Alice in Wonderland and Anne of Green Gables to help solve the mystery of her missing mum.

Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers – Anna James

The Bad Luck Lighthouse, Nicki Thornton (9-12 years)

Mystery

Following on from the mystery of the Last Chance Hotel, we join Seth Seppi in a daring adventure as he discovers a bewildering new world of magic. With many questions left unanswered and his nemesis still at large, it’s not long before Seth and his cat Nightshade are embroiled in a new MagiCon case – a murder investigation at an abandoned lighthouse.

The Bad Luck Lighthouse –
Nicki Thornton

Head Kid, David Baddiel (8-12 years)

Comedy

 In this laugh-out-loud story of chaos, practical jokes and wish fulfilment, David Baddiel answers the question of what would happen if the strictest headteacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school.

Head Kid –
David Baddiel

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine, Greg James & Chris Smith (7-10 years)

Superhero comedy

Murph Cooper doesn’t have any powers, but that doesn’t stop him from being on the best team of the Heroes’ Alliance. But supervillain Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all, and builds a gadget to prove it. When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, the world won’t ever be the same.

Kind Normal and the Shadow Machine –
Greg James & Chris Smith

The Boy at the Back of the Class, Onjali Q Rauf (8-11 years)

Fiction

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, The Boy At the Back of the Class follows the story of Ahmet, a strange newcomer to the Year 4 classroom. He sits at the back, doesn’t talk much and, strangest of all, isn’t keen on sweets! But between them, four 9-year-olds have a plan to make Ahmet their friend.

The Boy at the Back of the Class- Onjali Q Rauf

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure, Vashti Hardy (9-11 years)

Adventure

When twins Arthur and Maddie hear news that their father has died in a failed expedition to South Polaris, they embark upon a dangerous quest to find answers. Join the twins as they follow in their father’s footsteps and begin a new exploration voyage to discover the truth.

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure
Vashti Hardy

The World’s Worst Teachers, David Walliams (7-12 years)

Comedy

If you think your teachers are bad, you should see these guys! These ten tales of terrible teachers will make you realise that the monster at the front of your classroom isn’t so bad after all.

The World’s Worst Teachers –
David Walliams

Love Your Library – the Hampshire Library podcast

Are you an avid reader?  Keen to be inspired for your next book?  You’ll love our new podcast series which is free to download and subscribe.  You’ll find two episodes to download straightaway which feature interviews with Shetland and Vera author Ann Cleeves and AGA-saga queen Joanna Trollope.  You’ll also hear book recommendations from our library staff at Chandlers Ford and Fareham. Our hosts Kate and Mary are both keen book lovers who’ve worked for Hampshire County Council for more years than they’d care to admit. 

Here’s links to the books discussed in each episode:

Island Life
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. 

They discussed three very different books with Chandlers Ford Library:
The Key to Flambards by Linda Newbery
The One by John Marrs  
The Summer Book  by Tove Jansson

Other books mentioned include:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Match Fit
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.

They discussed 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

Other books mentioned include:
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Do let us know if you’ve read and enjoyed any of the books we’ve talked about. 

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