Leonard Cyril Deighton was born in London in 1929. His publications have included cookery books, history and military history, but he is best known for his spy novels.
We caught up with one of Hampshire Libraries Area Managers, Liz, to find out how she came to work with the libraries, her time as a children’s librarian, and her top picks for younger readers. How did you come to work at Hampshire Libraries? I’ve always worked in libraries. When I left school, I started… Continue reading Behind the bookshelves with an Area Manager
Hello there! My name is Jordan. I’m currently a Library Assistant at Winchester Library and today I’m guest-writing for the blog to talk to you about LGBT+ History Month.
Jordan Cleary from Winchester Library tells us about his favourite YA books, LGBTQ+ stories, and the importance of representation in our reading.
Honest autobiographies, elegant crime fiction, and Disability History Month. We caught up with Library Manager Sam Peters to hear about the books that are most important to her.
There’s nothing better than shutting the door against a bitter winter’s evening and curling up in the warm. All you need is a good book to settle down by the fire with, but don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are 10 books perfect for getting you through the long cold nights.
Parenting poetry, picture books, and memoirs on mental health, Eastleigh Library Team Manager Vicky Duffell tells us about her favourite reads.
Through her novels, essay collections and poems, Barbara Kingsolver an ecologist and biologist by training, writer and political activist by inclination, combines grand and sometimes controversial themes with the gift of a true storyteller. Her best-known novels concern the endurance of people living in often inhospitable environments and the beauty to be found even in… Continue reading Barbara Kingsolver
Carly Harrod from Hampshire Countryside Service tells us about the books that inspired a career with nature and why adults should read more children’s books.
Tuesday 14 September is National Reading Group Day, a yearly celebration of reading groups and the communities they create.