Reading Ideas

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

What a read! It’s funny and sad at the same time. Definitely recommend this book and look forward to more Gail Honeyman books.

Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Last Tuesday we had our second session of the Book Picnic! So exciting! And again it was filled with amazing new recommendations that we want to share with you. Daring to Drive – Manal al-Sharif A very inspiring memoir, written by a Saudi-Arabian woman who dared to drive. She challenges rules and breaks the taboo that […]

Review of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

“When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters. He did not know how quickly it would wick the dew off her, how she would be returned to him hollowed out, relieved of her better parts.” Of all the books on my eagerly anticipated […]

Coming Soon: Rupi Kaur’s milk and honey and the sun and her flowers

Rupi Kaur’s poetry collections combine simple prose with a powerful message, gaining popularity on social media for her illustrations as well as her writing. Her debut collection, milk and honey initially began as a series on Instagram, divided into four sections. Each deals with a different aspect of life, healing heartbreak and finding something good […]

New Exhibition Coming February: Our Red Aunt by Fiona Jack

In one of the most ground-breaking projects in our history, GWL is extremely excited to be hosting our first ever solo exhibition by an international artist – and what an exhibition it is! From the launch party on Thursday 1st February until closing on Saturday 17th March, we will be exhibiting the latest project from […]

Further Thoughts on Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Ideology, the Wild Women Archetype and a Woman’s Place In the World

Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ opus Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, is a beautifully crafted and thoughtfully written work, which not only serves as a window into her rich, tradition inspired imagination and upbringing, but also sets up a platform for her to voice her passionate, well-learned opinion […]

Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Two weeks ago Paulina and Anna, two of our much cherished volunteers and me, Pauline, the intern, supported by our Volunteer Co-ordinator Gabrielle, decided to set up a new group: the Book Picnic. Once a month at lunchtime this book picnic is a chance for volunteers and staff to share their newest discoveries so that […]

Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ La Loba: Wild Woman, Luminous Wolf

Tomorrow at GWL we welcome musician and storyteller Lesley O’Brien for an incredible, unique Story Café special. Inspired by my research of Lesely and her love of travel, culture and exploration (and being ever eager to learn more about women of the world and different cultures myself), I read up on some of her personal […]

Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

    Sisters Albina Maggia Larice, Amelie Mollie Maggia and Quinta Maggia Mcdonald , Edna Bolz Hussman, Eleanor Ella Eckert, Genevieve Smith and her sister Josephine Smith, Grace Fryer, Hazel Vincent Kuser, Helen Quinlan, Irene Corby la Porte, Irene Rudolph, Jane Jennie Stocker, Katherine Schaub, Mae Cubberley Canfield, Marguerite Carlough and her sister Sarah Carlough […]

Story Cafe Special with Lesley O’Brien: Storytelling, Travel, Therapy and Music

Join us on Thursday 30th November from 12:30-2pm as we celebrate Book Week Scotland by welcoming incredible storyteller, musician and East End native Lesley O’Brien for an afternoon of traditionally inspired music, nibbles and spellbinding stories from her extensive experience of both myth and travel. Lesley’s long held love and lifelong passion for storytelling lays […]