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Non-Fiction November

This year’s Non-Fiction November theme is maps, so we’re taking a trip into the deepest forests, the highest mountains, and the driest deserts with our essential Non-Fiction November resource list. We’ve split the list in to children’s and adults, but at Hampshire Libraries us grown ups often take a trip to the children’s section! National […]


Allez, allez, allez…the madmen of the Tour de France

 Max Leonard  “Lanterne rouge: the last man in the Tour” Question: If you complete over 3,000 kilometres on a bike in France, overcoming mountain ranges and torrential weather conditions while enduring physical and psychological agony in the 150th fastest time, should you be branded the loser? What if the sacrifice helped a team mate win? […]


A Time and place

Some recent fiction evoking a sense of place, New York, Paris, Madrid, Dublin, Leeds…   Atticus Lish        Preparation for the next life Zou Lei is an illegal immigrant who works at a Chinese restaurant in Queens in search of a better life in the ‘Land of the Brave’. Brad Skinner has recently arrived in New […]


Hahaha…heeheehee…what makes you laugh?

As an antidote to the general election and politics delve into some comic writing… The Wodehouse Prize is the UK’s only literary award for comic literature. Past winners include Paul Torday in 2007 with Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Terry Pratchett for Snuff in 2012. “There are so any different kinds of laughter here. Comedy […]


Political writing at its best

This year’s Political Book Awards has highlighted some of the best political writing around. This year’s winner… Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin   Revolt on the right The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated […]