On the second podcast recorded at the Alderney Literary Festival, Adam talks to Simon Scarrow - author of numerous historical novels, including the bestselling Macro & Cato series.
As well as sharing his love for Alderney (and why it reminds him of the Famous Five books), Simon discusses how he goes about his research, why he's so drawn to ancient Rome, why writing historical fiction is inherently problematic, and why the same is true when writing History.
Because what is 'History', anyway?
In 1992 Dame Stella Rimington became Director-General of MI5 - the first female Director-General, and the first to be publicly named.
Since retiring from the service she's forged a successful second career as a novelist, drawing on her MI5 experience to create the compelling Liz Carlyle series. The ninth book will be published in summer 2016.
In Alderney recently for the second Alderney Literary Festival, she spoke to us about her two careers, and why they're actually more similar than you might think.
As Outreach Librarian, Cornelia James's job is to take the library service out into the community, including to Guernsey's prison.
What is a prison library actually like? And what role can it play in reforming and rehabilitating prisoners?