Rebel! – podcast 28

Hello and welcome to the Falkirk Libraries podcast with Vikki and Tanya.
Today’s episode is all about women in classic novels who rebelled against their time, in honour of the Rebel! theme of this year’s Bookweek Scotland.  All the books mentioned can be found on our library catalogue to request and read.

What we have been reading to:

Tanya has been reading:
• Summer on the Little Cornish Isles, Phillipa Ashley

Vikki has been reading:
• The Good People, Hannah Kent
• The Disappearance of Emily Marr, Louise Candlish
• Those Other Women, Nicola Moriarty

New and forthcoming adult books:
• Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer, M.C. Beaton
• In a House of Lies, Ian Rankin
• Pulse, Michael Harvey
• The Life and Times of a Very British Man, Kamal Ahmed
• How to Be a Footballer by Peter Crouch

New and forthcoming children’s titles:
• Grandma Bird, Benji Davies (0 -5)
• The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig & Chris Mould( illustrator)(5 – 7)
• There’s a Yeti in the Playground, Pamela Butchart & Thomas Flintham
(Illustrator) (7 – 9 years)
• The Trouble with Perfect (A Place Called Perfect) Helena Duggan (10 – 14 years)
• Mirage, Somaiya Daud (Older Teen)

DVD recommendations:
• Oceans 8 (12)
• Love Simon (15)

Our Reading Agony this week:  ‘I’ve moved here from another country, my spoken English is okay, but reading English is hard for me. Can you help?’

We often buy an audio version of many fiction titles as well as a book version; it might help to borrow an unabridged audio version of novels and follow the written text whilst listening. Perhaps adult quick reads might be slightly easier. Or Non- fiction titles with illustrations and less text.  We also have books in some community languages so people can have a mixture of reading in both English and their home language.

Staff quote of the day: This library is powered by tea

Our discussion was all about Women in classic novels who rebelled against their time.
We barely scratched the surface but here are some of our favourite heroines.
• Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
• Josephine “Jo” March (Little Women) Louisa May Alcott
• Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Jane Austen
• Anne Elliot (Persuasion), Jane Austen
• Laura, Little (House on the Prairie) Laura Ingalls Wilder
• Bathsheba Everdene, (Far from the Madding Crowd), Thomas Hardy
• Sofia (The Color Purple), Alice Walker
• Matilda, Roald Dahl
• Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
• Anne of Green Gables, L M Montgomery
• Mary Lennox (Secret Garden) Frances Hodgson Burnett
• Katniss Everdeen, (Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins
• Arya Stark, (A Song of Fire and Ice), George R R Martin
• Lyra (His Dark Materials), Philip Pullman

Did you know? We are starting to make videos – have a look on you tube under Falkirk Libraries or keep your eyes open on the blog – you can see me (Tanya) doing some unboxings and talking about my love of pudding – we’ve got lots more coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more of the wonderful staff from Falkirk Libraries

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