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Women's Biography and Autobiography - Recently published women's biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 127 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Women in Intelligence: The Hidden History of Two World Wars by Helen Fry
    Women in Intelligence: The Hidden History of Two World Wars - by Helen Fry

    £11.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780300279313 | ISBN 10: 0300279310

    A groundbreaking history of women in British intelligence, revealing their pivotal role across the first half of the twentieth century.   From the twentieth century onward, women took on an extraordinary range of roles in intelligence, defyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick
    Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick

    £10.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780241994320 | ISBN 10: 0241994322

    'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
    A Woman in the Polar Night - by Christiane Ritter

    £12.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781805330899 | ISBN 10: 1805330896

    ‘Conjures the rasp of the ski runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights’ Sara Wheeler  ‘[An] astonishing, haunting memoir’ Isabella Tree  The rediscovered classic memoir – the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Sayin
    Just Sayin': My Life In Words - by Malorie Blackman

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529118698 | ISBN 10: 1529118697

    'It's very candid, and movingly so.... Not only in Blackman a grafter- even more, and in the face of more, than we already knew. She's someone with whom you do not mess. Good on her. She's earned it' The Telegraph  Malorie Blackman is one of Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman
    Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman's Journey - by Shakardokht Jafari

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781785633553 | ISBN 10: 1785633554

    ‘Fascinating…an enticingly interesting read’ Sayeeda Warsi ‍  Born in rural Afghanistan, Shakardokht Jafari became a refugee aged just six, after a harrowing half-year trek to Iran.   There, at twelve, she discovered she ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth by Francine Prose
    Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth - by Francine Prose

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780300274158 | ISBN 10: 0300274157

    A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy.   “A lucid and persuasive reinterpretation. Readers won’t see Cleopatra the same way again.”—Publishers Weekly   “W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life by Miriam Margolyes
    Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes

    £25.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781399803359 | ISBN 10: 1399803352

    'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon by Averil Mansfield
    Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon - by Averil Mansfield

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529149968 | ISBN 10: 1529149967

    'A great read. I am honoured to have worked with such a legend' David Nott 'A role model for women' Independent 'A wonderful read' Julian Fellowes 'Remarkable' Lauren Laverne 'Charming' Guardian   We were occasionally expected to travel by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain by Margaret Willson
    Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain - by Margaret Willson

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781728240053 | ISBN 10: 1728240050

    A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality-and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.   Every day ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where There
    Where There's Muck, There's Bras: True Stories of the Amazing Women of the North - by Kate Fox

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780008472924 | ISBN 10: 0008472920

    From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.  From Cartimandua, the forgo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby
    Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation - by Hannah Gadsby

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781911630258 | ISBN 10: 1911630253

    There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Hannah Gadsby, Nanette  Multi-awardwinning Hannah Gadsby transformed comedy with her show Nanette, even as she declared that she was quitting stand-up. Now, she takes us th ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Actor
    An Actor's Alphabet: An A to Z of Some Stuff I've Learnt and Some Stuff I'm Still Learning - by Julie Hesmondhalgh

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781839041211 | ISBN 10: 1839041218

    In this candid and empowering A to Z of being an actor, Julie Hesmondhalgh draws on her decades of experience on stage and screen – including in massively popular television shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Coronation Street – to lift ... more

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  • Cover image of book How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris by Suzanne Fagence Cooper
    How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris - by Suzanne Fagence Cooper

    £30.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529409482 | ISBN 10: 1529409489

    William Morris – poet, designer, campaigner, hero of the Arts & Crafts movement – was a giant of the Victorian age, and his beautiful creations and provocative philosophies are still with us today: but his wife Jane is too often relegated to a fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood
    We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard - by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood

    £16.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780735246003 | ISBN 10: 0735246009

    A collection of first-hand accounts from courageous Afghan women who refuse to be silenced in the face of the Taliban, to be published for the first anniversary of the US leaving Afghanistan.  After decades of significant progress, the prospects ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World by Kate Mosse
    Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World - by Kate Mosse

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529092196 | ISBN 10: 1529092191

    'One brilliant woman writing about so many other brilliant women, this is a wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives, full of wit, verve and emotion... Epic, unputdownable, gripping. I loved it’ - Professor Kate Williams  “My hope is t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo
    Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241993620 | ISBN 10: 0241993628

    The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.  In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since its inception fifty years earlier - a revolutio ... more

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  • Cover image of book When You Lose It: Two voices. One true story. A mother and daughter on the edge. by Roxy and Gay Longworth
    When You Lose It: Two voices. One true story. A mother and daughter on the edge. - by Roxy and Gay Longworth

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781802792188 | ISBN 10: 180279218x

    'Read this book. Then talk to your sons. It is essential reading' Jamie Theakston  'An extraordinary and important book. Read it immediately' Claudia Winkleman  'Superbly written, this deeply moving book underlines how truly precious ... more

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  • Cover image of book Without Warning and Only Sometimes: Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood by Kit de Waal
    Without Warning and Only Sometimes: Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood - by Kit de Waal

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781472284839 | ISBN 10: 1472284836

    ‘Vivid and compelling and so moving... Kit’s depiction of her parents’ dynamic is both painful and comforting to read’ Marian Keyes  AS BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO 4  From the award-winning author of My Name is Leon comes a childhood mem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love the Dark Days by Ira Mathur
    Love the Dark Days - by Ira Mathur

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781845235352 | ISBN 10: 1845235355

    This frank, fearless and multi-layered debut centres on a privileged but dysfunctional Indian family, with themes of empire, migration, race, and gender.   Set in India, England, Trinidad and St Lucia, Love the Dark Days follows the story of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Will She Do? Act One of a Life on Stage by Eileen Atkins
    Will She Do? Act One of a Life on Stage - by Eileen Atkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780349014678 | ISBN 10: 0349014671

    ‘She is the cur’s cods, the terrier’s testicles, the business. I will go farther and declare that Atkins is the finest actor appearing in the world right now’ – A. A. Gill  ‘Yes, she will: this vivid, honest memoir by a great actress ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village by Lexi Stadlen
    Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village - by Lexi Stadlen

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744106 | ISBN 10: 1784744107

    On an island at the eastern edge of India, rural, remote and dense with jungle, is a Muslim village. In an ever-shifting landscape of mangroves and rivers, the women here dwell among contradictions, constrictions and change in a place where one's nei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free: Coming of Age at the End of History by Lea Ypi
    Free: Coming of Age at the End of History - by Lea Ypi

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241481851 | ISBN 10: 0241481856

    WINNER OF THE ONDAATJE PRIZE  THE SUNDAY TIMES MEMOIR OF THE YEAR  'Wonderfully funny and poignant...a tale of family secrets and political awakening amid a crumbling regime. One of the nonfiction titles of the year' Luke Harding, Observer  ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes
    This Much is True - by Miriam Margolyes

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529379907 | ISBN 10: 1529379903

    BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure ... more

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  • Cover image of book In The Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
    In The Shadow of the Mountain - by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913183776 | ISBN 10: 1913183777

    ‘Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a warrior. I’m in awe of her strength and courage.’ – Selena Gomez  ‘an incredibly powerful story’ Sunday Independent  ‘powerful’ – New York Times  In the In the Shadow of the Mounta ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Explorers by Jayne Zanglein
    The Girl Explorers - by Jayne Zanglein

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781728239583 | ISBN 10: 1728239583

    The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.  Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong.  In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hund ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories I Might Regret Telling You by Martha Wainwright
    Stories I Might Regret Telling You - by Martha Wainwright

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398503731 | ISBN 10: 1398503738

    This is Martha Wainwright’s heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry and more.  Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey by Julia Laite
    The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey - by Julia Laite

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788164436 | ISBN 10: 1788164431

    1910, Wellington, New Zealand. Lydia Harvey is sixteen, working long hours for low pay, when a glamorous couple invite her to Buenos Aires. She accepts - and disappears.  London, England. Amid a global panic about sex trafficking, detectives ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl from Lamaha Street by Sharon Maas
    The Girl from Lamaha Street - by Sharon Maas

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781909770690 | ISBN 10: 1909770698

    "An incredibly moving, truly inspiring story of the power of determination. An absolutely stunning read."(Katharine Birbalsingh) "Fascinating and poignant… an astoundingly honest and intimate memoir."(Angela Petch) Perhaps it’s true that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi
    Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth - by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529108316 | ISBN 10: 1529108314

    Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.  They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.  These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Voices: 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement by Miranda Roszkowski (Editor)
    100 Voices: 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement - by Miranda Roszkowski (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781800181021 | ISBN 10: 1800181027

    100 Voices is an anthology of writing by women across the country on what achievement means for them, and how they have come to find their own voice.   Featuring poetry, fiction and memoir, the pieces range from notes on making lemon curd, to tale ... more

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  • Cover image of book Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery by Mia Doering
    Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery - by Mia Doering

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529371819 | ISBN 10: 1529371813

    “It became untenable for me to remain silent about a part of my life I had long kept secret. I had to follow the persistent, uncomfortable pull of truth, wherever it would lead me.”  From the outside looking in, the young life of Mia Dör ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity by Nadia Owusu
    Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity - by Nadia Owusu

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529342895 | ISBN 10: 1529342899

    *** ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2021’ ***  I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation.  When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
    Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body - by Rebekah Taussig

    £11.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780062936806 | ISBN 10: 0062936808

    A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes from an Island by Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietila
    Notes from an Island - by Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietila

    £12.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781908745934 | ISBN 10: 1908745932

    We dreamed about what our new cabin would look like. The room would have four windows, one in each wall. Towards the south-east we’d need to see the big storms that rage right across the island, on the east we’d see the moon’s reflection in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Class of
    Class of '37 : Voices from Working-Class Girlhood - by Hester Barron and Claire Langhamer

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781789464054 | ISBN 10: 1789464056

    It is 1937 in a northern mill-town and a class of twelve- and thirteen-year-old girls are writing about their lives, their world, and the things that matter to them. They tell of cobbled streets and crowded homes; the Coronation festivities and holid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cack-Handed: A Memoir by Gina Yashere
    Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008486976 | ISBN 10: 0008486972

    The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.  According to fami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered by Lyra McKee
    Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571351459 | ISBN 10: 057135145x

    A memorial collection of writings by the murdered young journalist Lyra McKee - from viral articles to unpublished material - that celebrates her life, work and creative legacy: one that will live on.   When Northern Irish writer Lyra McKee w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun by Catrina Davies
    Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun - by Catrina Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781787836822 | ISBN 10: 1787836827

    Fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid. It’s about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living, whether you’re afraid or not.   Fuzzy-haired, free-spirited, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover, Jack, leav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood by Kristin Hersh
    Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood - by Kristin Hersh

    £14.95   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781911036753 | ISBN 10: 1911036750

    Doony, Ryder, Wyatt, Bodhi. The names of Kristin Hersh's sons are the only ones included in her new memoir, Seeing Sideways. As the book unfolds and her sons voices rise from its pages, it becomes clear why: these names tell the story of her life.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai
    We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474610056 | ISBN 10: 1474610056

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
    Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay

    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571362929 | ISBN 10: 0571362923

    Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother
    Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine - by Emily Bernard

    £14.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780857527851 | ISBN 10: 0857527851

    "Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. Race is the story of my life, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers by Anneka Harry
    Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers - by Anneka Harry

    £14.95   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781542044691 | ISBN 10: 1542044693

    Meet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.  You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
    Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526611642 | ISBN 10: 1526611643

    All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526614766 | ISBN 10: 1526614766

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.   Following a run of New Year's concerts at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story by Chanel Miller
    Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story - by Chanel Miller

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241428290 | ISBN 10: 0241428297

    Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was rea ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Do You Want Me? by Ruby Wax
    How Do You Want Me? - by Ruby Wax

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529105001 | ISBN 10: 1529105005

    The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope by Sarah Jane Douglas
    Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope - by Sarah Jane Douglas

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783964956 | ISBN 10: 1783964952

    Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - by Hallie Rubenhold

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784162344 | ISBN 10: 1784162345

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 2019   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway
    Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529103380 | ISBN 10: 152910338x

    “Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
    We Have Always Been Here - by Samra Habib

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529404869 | ISBN 10: 152940486x

    Triumphant and uplifting – a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.   A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Cana ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes to Self: Essays by Emilie Pine
    Notes to Self: Essays - by Emilie Pine

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241986226 | ISBN 10: 0241986222

    THE EXTRAORDINARY #1 BESTSELLER - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon.   'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.'  In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speak ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines by Henrietta Heald
    Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines - by Henrietta Heald

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783526604 | ISBN 10: 1783526602

    'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.'   This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine an ... more

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  • Cover image of book You
    You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships - by Deborah Tannen

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349012193 | ISBN 10: 0349012199

    A Washington Post Notable Book of 2017.  Deborah Tannen’s bestselling You Just Don’t Understand: Conversations Between Women and Men made us aware of the deep and subtle meanings behind the words we say. She has since explored the way we ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists by Celia Brayfield
    Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781448217496 | ISBN 10: 1448217490

    Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday by Paolo Parisi
    Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781642730210 | ISBN 10: 1642730211

    Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Woman
    This Woman's Work - by Julie Delporte

    £18.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781770463455 | ISBN 10: 1770463453

    A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity and creativity.  This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley
    The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley

    £15.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780762466641 | ISBN 10: 0762466642

    A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Us: Black British Women and Girls by Kafayat Okanlawon
    This is Us: Black British Women and Girls - by Kafayat Okanlawon

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999894122 | ISBN 10: 199989412x

    This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins
    East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781405938143 | ISBN 10: 1405938145

    Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma
    Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister - by Anne Choma

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785944048 | ISBN 10: 1785944045

    'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
    Heart Berries: A Memoir - by Terese Marie Mailhot

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526604507 | ISBN 10: 1526604507

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Whiting Award for Non-Fiction Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick   Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in the Pac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
    Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading - by Lucy Mangan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784709228 | ISBN 10: 1784709220

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.   She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es
    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found - by Bart van Es

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241978726 | ISBN 10: 0241978726

    Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
    The Girl Who Smiled Beads - by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090508 | ISBN 10: 1786090503

    When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse
    The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story - by Christie Watson

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784706883 | ISBN 10: 1784706884

    "It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever"(Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Choice by Edith Eger
    The Choice - by Edith Eger

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846045127 | ISBN 10: 1846045126

    THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER by Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast.   Little dancer', Mengele says, ‘dance for me’   In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson
    Freaks Like Me - by Georgina Peterson

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788785952 | ISBN 10: 1788785959

    Georgie was just a typical teenager when it happened; she was studying hard for a place at her dream university and having fun with her friends on weekends. She always knew what was coming next. She had her entire life planned, until one night and on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State - by Nadia Murad

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349009773 | ISBN 10: 0349009775

    'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation by Lisa Wright
    A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation - by Lisa Wright

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912362929 | ISBN 10: 1912362929

    Lucy Deane was from an upper class military family and was appointed in 1893, aged 28, by Herbert Asquith; then the Home Secretary, and she was sent across the British Isles, to the dismay of male factory inspectors, to inspect and report on the cond ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again - by Panashe Chigumadzi

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999683306 | ISBN 10: 1999683307

    A leading writer of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free’ generation reflects on the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, radically reframing the history of Zimbabwe to include the perspectives of workers, women and urban movements   In November 20 ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
    This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - by Gabourey Sidibe

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784708443 | ISBN 10: 1784708445

    The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.   This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe’s life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
    Daring to Drive - by Manal Al-Sharif

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471164422 | ISBN 10: 147116442x

    The story of the woman who inspired change with her call for greater freedoms for women.  Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca the year fundamentalism took hold in Saudi Arabia. As a young girl she would burn her brother's boy band CDs in the ov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina
    Riot Days - by Maria Alyokhina

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986616 | ISBN 10: 0141986611

    From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.  People who believe in f ... more

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  • Cover image of book How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican
    How To Be Champion - by Sarah Millican

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781409174325 | ISBN 10: 1409174328

    Sarah Millican's autobiography will make you laugh, feel normal and probably sniff your leggings.   Hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational, this is the number 1 Sunday Times bestselling autobiography by comedian Sarah Millican. The funniest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng
    Forgotten Women: The Scientists - by Zing Tsjeng

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781844039838 | ISBN 10: 1844039838

    Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female scientists firmly back on the modern map.  The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality by Robert Wainwright
    Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality - by Robert Wainwright

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781760632687 | ISBN 10: 1760632686

    In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as ‘that daring Australian girl’, chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headline ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti
    Art Sex Music - by Cosey Fanni Tutti

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571328529 | ISBN 10: 0571328520

    Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.   It is th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo
    Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up - by Xiaolu Guo

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784702946 | ISBN 10: 1784702943

    *Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2018* *Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*   Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst
    Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found - by Bella Bathurst

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781257760 | ISBN 10: 1781257760

    'By the summer of 1998, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away ...'   For twelve years, Bella ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman
    A Woman's Work - by Harriet Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141983868 | ISBN 10: 0141983868

    When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are bet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke
    Your Life in My Hands - by Rachel Clarke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786068651 | ISBN 10: 1786068656

    To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life? To toughen up the hard way, through repeated exposure to life-and-death situations, clinging on until your skills, expertise and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia
    Passage Across the Mersey - by Robert Bhatia

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008168889 | ISBN 10: 0008168881

    The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.  When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in the 1930’s, she and her six siblings fell from a comfortable middle-clas ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon
    The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography - by Edmund Gordon

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099575726 | ISBN 10: 0099575728

    WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD   Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer   Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
    A History of Britain in 21 Women - by Jenni Murray

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786071583 | ISBN 10: 1786071584

    The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire.   They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci
    Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life - by Vanna Vinci

    £19.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9783791383880 | ISBN 10: 3791383884

    The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful.   In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann
    The Girl Who Escaped ISIS - by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784702755 | ISBN 10: 1784702757

    In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox
    Jo Cox: More in Common - by Brendan Cox

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473659186 | ISBN 10: 1473659183

    A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker. "Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place"(Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States) THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES B ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma
    The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom - by Peter Popham

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846043734 | ISBN 10: 1846043735

    Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw
    The Importance of Music to Girls - by Lavinia Greenlaw

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571332274 | ISBN 10: 0571332277

    If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway... the music attracted and repelled, organised and disturbed and then let us into the night, clusters of emotio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nasty Women by Various authors
    Nasty Women - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995623828 | ISBN 10: 0995623821

    "An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now."(Margaret Atwood, Twitter) With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead
    The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington - by Joanna Moorhead

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349008776 | ISBN 10: 0349008779

    A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.   In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, Prim, who had disappe ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey
    This Mum Runs - by Jo Pavey

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780224100434 | ISBN 10: 0224100432

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva
    Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution - by Julia Alekseyeva

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781621069690 | ISBN 10: 1621069699

    Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish
    Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood - by Hollie McNish

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349134512 | ISBN 10: 0349134510

    A memoir of parenthood by poet Hollie McNish� There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light
    What Happened, Miss Simone? - by Alan Light

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118749 | ISBN 10: 1782118748

    Inspired by the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, this is the story of the real Miss Simone.   What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocativ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman
    Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep - by Michael Schulman

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571330997 | ISBN 10: 0571330991

    Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading by Nilanjana Roy
    The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading - by Nilanjana Roy

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789350297117 | ISBN 10: 9350297116

    From Bankimchandra Chatterjee to G.V. Desani to Vikram Seth, Indian writing in English has come a long way over the last hundred years. And Nilanjana Roy – voracious eater of books and sharpest of critics – has taken stock of it all.   On ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
    Wonder Women - by Sam Maggs

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781594749254 | ISBN 10: 1594749256

    Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huan ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
    My Life on the Road - by Gloria Steinem

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780749204 | ISBN 10: 1780749201

    Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, ... more

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  • Cover image of book M Train by Patti Smith
    M Train - by Patti Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408867709 | ISBN 10: 1408867702

    M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village caf� where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell
    Hope: My Life in Football - by Hope Powell

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925565 | ISBN 10: 1472925564

    Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a ki ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis
    The Mind Thief - by Maria Katsonis

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785630194 | ISBN 10: 1785630199

    "In the space of five years, I went from graduating at Harvard to becoming a psychiatric patient. I overcame the stranglehold of depression and chose not to die. Instead, I embraced life only to discover I am a good Greek girl at heart, albeit an unc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden
    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown - by Lezley McSpadden

    £20.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781942872528 | ISBN 10: 1942872526

    The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden — the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 — sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
    Negroland: A Memoir - by Margo Jefferson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
    The Woman Warrior - by Maxine Hong Kingston

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447275220 | ISBN 10: 1447275225

    With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo   A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.   When we Chinese girls listened to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl
    In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - by Yeonmi Park

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241973035 | ISBN 10: 0241973031

    'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'   Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill
    Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter - by Diana Athill

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783782727 | ISBN 10: 1783782722

    Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. There, she found herself released from the daily anxieties of caring for her own property, and free to settle i ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist
    An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar - by Reinhard Kleist

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    The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.   In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Eur ... more

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