LIBRARY

The Gather Library is a free book sharing resource. It operates during our monthly brunches, where members can borrow and return loaned books by checking them in/out via our library booking system.

 

Would you like to see what books we currently have? Take a look below, clicking 'more' for a full synopsis.

 

Would you like to reserve a book in advance? Please drop us a line and let us know the name of the publication and at which brunch you'd like to collect it. 

We are always grateful for any publications that people are willing to temporarily loan us or gift into our collection. Please bring them with you to the next brunch or send us a note

A Place of Hiding

Millionaire Guy Brouard has made his home on Guernsey and acted as patron and benefactor to many of the islanders. So his murder comes as a shock - and puts many of their schemes in jeopardy.

George, Elizabeth

Be The Change

A Toolkit for the Activist in You

Martin, Gina

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

What would you change if you could go back in time? In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.

Kawaguchi, Toshikazu

City of Girls

It is a love letter to love ... This book is, like its author, the most empathic and generous and wise and sensual and brave and stunning and luminous permissors of passion that has ever been created.

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Clarity

Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results

Smart, Jamie

Date with Death

Date with Death is the first cosy crime novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective series.

Chapman, Julia

Deep in the Darkness

Hoping to build a perfect new life for his wife and young daughter, Dr. Michael Cayle leaves Manhattan to join a private practice in the small New England town of Ashborough, unaware of the dark secrets and terrible evil that lurks in the woods outside the town.

Laimo, Michael

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

* Winner of the Costa First Novel Award * No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and No.1 New York Times bestseller * Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon 'Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine? 'Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe'Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain'I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon

Honeyman, Gail

FLEX: The Modern Woman’s Handbook

Reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier life. Flex is a creative, rebellious way to live.

Auerbach, Annie

Flight Behaviour

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen.

Kingsolver, Barbara

Get Your Sh*t Together

Bestselling anti-guru, Sarah Knight, reveals how to stop whining and start winning!

Knight, Sarah

Half the Sky

How to Change the World

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Last Voyage of the Valentina

An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2. Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who lives on a houseboat in Sixties Chelsea.

Montefiore, Santa

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself

Magazine, Stylist

London coffee guide 2011.

Guide to London coffee and cafes

Strategies., Allegra

Manuale di un monaco buddhista per abbandonare la rabbia. Accumulare energia positiva per trovare un animo sereno

Buddhism (Italian)

Koike, Rȳunosuke

Milkman

MetroIn an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'.

Burns, Anna

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Thunberg, Greta

Notes to Self

In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks powerfully from her painful personal experience - on the emotional labour of caring for her alcoholic father, on the unspeakable grief of miscarriage and infertility, on the social taboos around menstrual blood and female pain, on the ways young women use their own bodies as a weapon against themselves.

Pine, Emilie

Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom

Inspirational Quotes and Wise Words from a Legendary Icon

Grant, Hardie

Saving Grace

Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted's rages. His mood swings.

Green, Jane

See Me

The stunning love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Longest Ride.

Sparks, Nicholas

Sushi for Beginners

Sushi for Beginners tells the tale of three women's struggle for happiness and once again Marian Keyes has produced a book you just don't want to put down.

Keyes, Marian

THE SECRET

Once known only by an elite who were unwilling to share their knowledge of the power, 'the secret' of obtaining anything you desire is now revealed by prominent physicists, authors and philosophers as being based in the universal Law of Attraction.

Byrne, Rhonda

Taiwan. Ediz. Inglese

Kelly, Robert

The Book of Matcha

A Superhero Tea - What It Is, How to Drink It, Recipes and Lots More

Cheadle, Louise

The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton, is part ghost story. The ghost in this case is the Milderhurst Castle. Living in the castle are the Blythe sister. Twins, Persephone and Seraphina, and the youngest sister Juniper.

Morton, Kate

The King's Curse

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.

Gregory, Philippa

The Librarian of Auschwitz

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious books the prisoners have managed to smuggle past the guards, she agrees.

Iturbe, Antonio

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

Are you stressed out, overbooked and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? Then it's time to stop giving a f**k.

Knight, Sarah

The Meaning of Life

This book presents a range of areas in which we might seek the meaning of life, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature.

Life, The School of

The Passage of Love

Robert Croft, a young Englishman, arrives in Australia in the 1950s, determined to inhabit the outback. After five years of life on the land, he makes his way to Melbourne where, living in a boarding house, working as a cleaner, he finds himself consumed by a burning need to read, write, draw, create.

Miller, Alex

The Redbreast

The Redbreast won the Glass Key prize for the best Nordic crime novel when it was first published, and was subsequently voted Norway's best crime novel.

Nesbø, Jo

The Rough Guide to Scotland (5th Edition)

Lonely Planet

Humphreys, Rob

The Square

To raise money for communal fencing, the Residents' Association decides to hold a Talent Show, produced by Jane and hosted by TV celebrity Alan Makin. But when the show lurches into public disarray, reputations are shattered and everyone has to learn to live with a far less glossy reality than before.

Millard, Rosie

The magic

For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes.

Byrne, Rhonda

The natural way of things

The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage.

Wood, Charlotte

Vogue Weddings

Brides, Dresses, Designers

Bowles, Hamish

Watermelon

Fiction

Keyes, Marian

We Should All Be Feminists

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Why Not Me?

A Story of Love and Loss

Want, Barbara

Women & Power

A Manifesto

Beard, Mary

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