Morvern Community Development Company

Lochaline Harbour, Lochaline, Morvern, PA80 5XT

Morvern Bookworms: List of Books available for lending.

UPDATED with children books

Members of the Morvern Book Club have made around 100 titles available for lending to anyone in the community.  If you would like any of these books, please phone Jennie Robertson on 01967 421234.  If there is no reply, please leave a message with your name and phone number and I will get back to you.  The Support Group volunteers will deliver books on a Monday.

Please note that, in order to avoid the bug, once you receive your books/CDs, it is recommended that they are left untouched for a while.  UK Govt. advice is:

  • The risk from books covered in a plastic cover handled by someone who is a possible COVID-19 case is negligible after 72 hours.
  • The risk from books with a cardboard/paper cover is negligible after 24 hours.


Barbara Trapido: Temples of Delight

Kate Atkinson: Transcription

Alex Gray: The Glasgow Kiss

Imogen Hermes Gower: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Jean Pendziwol: The Lightkeepers Daughters

Kathryn Hughes : The Key

D.E Stevenson: Miss Buncle Married

Denzil Meyrick: The Rat Stone Serenade

Alexander McCall Smith:  The Quiet Side of Passion (an Isabel Dalhousie novel)

Alexander McCall Smith: My Italian Bulldozer

Alexander McCall Smith: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

Ian Rankin and others: OxCrimes, a collection of short stories by best-selling crime writers

Sophie Hannah:  The Orphan Choir

Martin Amis: The Second Plane

Elinor Catton: The Luminaries(Man Booker winner 2013, set in New Zealand goldfields)

Abi Silver: The Pinocchio Brief (courtroom thriller)

Dick Francis. Hot Money

Dick Francis. Nerve
Dick Francis. Risk
Fred Hoyle. October the First is Too Late
Hanif Kureshi. The Black Album
Robert Ludlum. The Icarus Agenda
Robert Ludlum. The Gemini Contenders
Robert Ludlum. The Ostermeyer Weekend
Toni Morrison. Beloved
E. Annie Proulx. The Shipping Forecast
Kathleen Rowntree. Between Friends
Paul Scott. The Towers of Silence
Jill Tattersall. The Shadows of Castle Fosse
Jill Tattersall. Dark at Noon
Andrew Taylor. The American Boy
Donna Tartt. A Secret History
Emma Tennant. Pemberley
Evelyn Waugh. The Loved One
Evelyn Waugh. Decline and Fall

Alan Bennett:  The Lady in the Van

Harlan Coben: The Woods

Ken Follett:  Code to Zero

Robert Goddard:  Set in Stone

Tess Gerritsen:  Girl Missing

Ian McEwan:  Atonement

Henning Mankell:  Sidetracked

Stella Rimington: Rip Tide

Jeb Rubenfeld:  The Death Instinct

Martin Cruz Smith:  Stalin’s Ghost

Kate Moss:  Sepulchre

Hannah Kent:  The Good People

Muriel Spark : The Abbess of Crewe

Alexander McCall Smith: The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

Robt. J Harris: Castle McNab

Solomon Northup: 12 years a Slave

Chigozie Obisma: The Fishermen

Peter Murphy: Shall We Gather at the River

Jon McGregor: Reservoir 13

Eric MacLeod: The Kerracher Man

Donna Leon:  Death and Judgement

Nina Stibble: Love, Nina
Philip Roth:  Goodbye, Columbus

Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Earth

Tom Wolfe:  A Man in Full

Jack Kerouac : On the Road

Harlan Coben: The Woods

Melvyn Bragg: Remember Me

Bernard Cornwell: Sharpe’s Enemy
Bernard Cornwell:  Sharpe’s Regiment

Lionel Davidson:  The Rose of Tibet

Margaret Drabble:  The Dark Flood Rises

Neil M. Gunn: The Green Isle of the Great Deep

Maggie O’Farrell: Instructions for a Heatwave

Stella Rimington: Secret Asset

Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love

Nigel Tranter: Tinker’s Pride

Alan Warner: Morvern Callar

Sandy Young: Son of the Glen

S.R.Crockett:  The Raiders

Stefan Zweig: Beware of Pity

Gail Honeyman: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Alfred Bester: The Demolished Man

Laurens van der Post: A Story Like the Wind

Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose

Adrian Tchaikovsky: Children of Ruin

Non-fiction – memoirs:

Gerald Durrell. My Family and Other Animals
Shaun Usher (editor) Letters of Note

Brigid Keenan: Diplomatic Baggage

Miles Kington: My Mother the Bearded Lady (Selected Letters)

Jackie Kay: Red Dust Road – memoirs of the poet and Scottish Makar

Margaret Leigh:  A Spade among the Rushes – stories of crofting in Moidart during WWII

Bob Orrell:  Amulet: A charm restored and sailed to the Western Isles

Dr Tom Smith: A Seaside Practice – Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

Donald Sutherland: A Highland Childhood – Growing up in Oban before the First World War

David Thomson: Nairn in Darkness and Light – Growing up in Nairn in the 1920’s

Joe Simpson:  Touching the Void

Andy Wightman: The Poor had no Lawyers

Reinhold Messner: The Naked Mountain

Martin Stannard: Muriel Spark The Biography ( Hardback)

Prue Leith: Relish

Jung Chang: Wild Swans

Jeanette Winterson: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

There are also a number of nature books

Audiobooks on CD:

Alan Bennett: Untold Stories Part 1.

Maeve Binchy: The Homecoming (Four short stories)

Colin Dexter: Service of All the Dead (an Inspector Morse mystery)

Ngaio Marsh: Singing in the Shrouds (a Roderick Alleyn mystery)

Kate Atkinson:          Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Nelson Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom

Hilary Mantel:           Wolf Hall

Children’s book list

Age 8 +

School Ship Tobermory                      Alexander MacCall Smith

Book and Audio CD

Sands of Shark Island                        Alexander MacCall Smith

The Wombles                                      Elisabeth Beresford

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.   Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World.    Roald Dahl

The Earth Dragons Book 1.                Chris D’Lacey

Tarka the Otter                                    Henry Williamson

The Nowhere Emporium.                    Ross MacKenzie

Ned’s Circus of Marvels                      Justin Fisher

The Ever Never Handbook                  Soman Chainani

Where the World Ends (St Kilda fiction based on a true event)

Geraldine McCaughrean

Fergus Crane.                                     Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Tiger Wars                                          Steve Backshall

Shark Seas                                         Steve Backshall

Dragons at Crumbling Castle             Terry Pratchett

Treasure Hunters                                James Patterson

Dinosaurs in Disguise                         Jeanne Willis

The Wolf Wilder                                  Katherine Rundell

The Midnight Gang.                            David Walliams

Demon Dentist.                                   David Walliams

Billionaire Boy.                                    David Walliams

Bad Dad.                                             David Walliams

Fing.                                                    David Walliams

Time Travelling with a Hamster.          Ross Welford

Time Travel Bath Bomb                      Jo Nesbo

Dr Proctor’s Fart Powder                    Jo Nesbo

The Last Wild.                                     Piers Torday

The Dark Wild                                     Piers Torday

The Wild Beyond                                Pier Torday

The Hobbit                                          JRR Tolkein

The Tattoo Fox                                    Alasdair Hutton

Goth Girl and the Ghost Mouse         Chris Riddell

Alex Rider bk2 Point Blanc.                Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider bk3 Skeleton Key.              Anthony Horowitz

DarkMouth bks 1 & 2.                         Shane Hegarty

The Lie Tree                                        Frances Hardinge

The Song of Somewhere Else.           AF Harrold/Levi Pinfold

Our Castle by the Sea                        Lucy Strange

Star Switch.                                        Alesha Dixon

We Won an Island                              Charlotte Lo

Secret Garden                                    Frances Hodgson Burnett

Return to Secret Garden                    Holly Webb