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You’re welcome to borrow any of the books in our library.

All we ask is that you send them back once you’ve finished. You can re-use the envelope the books came in if you want to. And please do let us know whether you thought they were riveting or rubbish.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Better even than the Muppet version, Dickens’ original novel weighs in at around 100 pages, so is a great entry-point for anyone put ... read more

Barcelona Plates

Barcelona Plates

If you think of Alexei Sayle as that shouty Scouse comedian who was in the Young Ones, think again. He’s also a talented writer who has read more

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers

When the bad guys try to steal Christmas, only Officer Pugh can save the day. Funny, clever, rhythmic and rhyming, this book makes ... read more

Cruising Paradise

Cruising Paradise

I love short stories. There’s no flannel. They’re finely honed, precise works of art: Examples of sheer craftsmanship with no room for ... read more

Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Half the world has essentially no access to modern financial services – from bank accounts to business loans. Without this access, ... read more

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

The philosopher Pascal once apologised to a friend for sending him a sprawling letter. ‘I would have written a shorter letter,’ Pascal ... read more

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This is a classic ‘essential’ text that first came out 30 years ago. Perhaps as a result of its age, the writing style is often quaint, read more

Made to Stick

Made to Stick

Made to Stick premises a simple question, why do we remember some ideas and forget others. What makes the Heath brothers a bit clever ... read more

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

Very few books have changed the way we think about language. But this one did. In their seminal text, Lakoff and Johnson argue that ... read more

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success

Gladwell writes with such ease that he makes the most obscure areas of life fascinating. Here, he looks at the sometimes-surprising ... read more

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