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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)

Related categories: Feminism & Women / History & Biography /
Related booklists: Women in the Middle East, Women in Africa, Black British Women, Irish Women, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Women in China, Women in Asia, Black American Women, Biography and Autobiography, Nawal El-Saadawi, Women & Disability, Scottish Women, Vera Brittain, Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography, Environmental Memoirs and Biographies, Women in Education, Andrea Dworkin, Anne Frank,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 170 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • 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 Know My Name by Chanel Miller
    Know My Name - by Chanel Miller

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241428276 | ISBN 10: 0241428270

    She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted ... 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 Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526614759 | ISBN 10: 1526614758

    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 Girl Activist by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, illlustrated by Georgia Ruck
    Girl Activist - by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, illlustrated by Georgia Ruck

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781941367643 | ISBN 10: 194136764x

    Mini-biographies of unstoppable women and non-binary activists — from Malala Yousafzai to Susan B. Anthony, Emma Gonzalez to Gloria Steinem, Wangari Maathai to Amythest Schaber — offer windows into what it takes to stand up for a cause, rally oth ... 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 Wally Funk
    Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer - by Sue Nelson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781908906380 | ISBN 10: 1908906383

    THE BIOGRAPHY OF WALLY FUNK, AS SEEN IN THE ACCLAIMED MAJOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY MERCURY 13.  In 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women a ... 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

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529103373 | ISBN 10: 1529103371

    “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 Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey Thorn
    Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia - by Tracey Thorn

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786892553 | ISBN 10: 1786892553

    “I'm not the only person to have grown up stifled and bored in suburbia, it's almost the law.”   A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit ... 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 Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine
    Clothes, Music, Boys. - by Viv Albertine

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571351343 | ISBN 10: 0571351344

    In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... 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

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474610032 | ISBN 10: 147461003x

    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 No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco
    No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780735225176 | ISBN 10: 0735225176

    A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco.  In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of ... 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 To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine
    To Throw Away Unopened - by Viv Albertine

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571326228 | ISBN 10: 0571326226

    LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018   What was I fighting for? Even now I’m not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.   Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follow up to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele
    Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist - by Angela Steidele

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788160995 | ISBN 10: 1788160991

    Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... 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 Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements
    Renegade Women in Film and TV - by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780525574545 | ISBN 10: 0525574549

    A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, ... 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 When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786893055 | ISBN 10: 1786893053

    “Twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.”   The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which explores how the movement was born.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust by Hédi Fried, translated by Alice E. Olsson
    Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust - by Hédi Fried, translated by Alice E. Olsson

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911617778 | ISBN 10: 191161777x

    ‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’   Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwit ... 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 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 One Woman
    One Woman's Struggle in Iran: A Prison Memoir - by Nasrin Parvaz

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999619503 | ISBN 10: 1999619501

    In 1979, Nasrin Parvaz returned from England, where she had been studying, and became a member of a socialist party in Iran fighting for a non-Islamic state in which women had the same rights as men. Three years later, at the age of 23, she was betra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
    The Outrun - by Amy Liptrot

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786894229 | ISBN 10: 178689422x

    WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2016   When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was ... 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 Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves
    Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon - by Rachel Reeves

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788313070 | ISBN 10: 1788313070

    Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable female politicians.  Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman
    Bloody Brilliant Women - by Cathy Newman

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008241711 | ISBN 10: 0008241716

    A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t.  For hundreds of years we have heard about the great men of history, but what about herstory?  In this freewheeling history of modern ... 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 Becoming by Michelle Obama
    Becoming - by Michelle Obama

    £25.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241334140 | ISBN 10: 0241334144

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... 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 Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand
    Born Lippy: How to Do Female - by Jo Brand

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473687714 | ISBN 10: 1473687713

    HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... 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 Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About by Michelle Rosenberg and Sonia Picker
    Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About - by Michelle Rosenberg and Sonia Picker

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526715333 | ISBN 10: 1526715333

    Keeping it to just 100 was a struggle. But we figured that any more miscast, missing and misunderstood women in one sitting would push you over the edge in your righteous, indignant fury. So actually, we’re thinking of you. (You're welcome).   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories by Jane Traies (Editor)
    Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories - by Jane Traies (Editor)

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909347106 | ISBN 10: 1909347108

    Older lesbians talk about their lives.   Now You See Me draws on a unique new archive of life stories, recorded by Jane Traies. In their own words, women from across the UK recreate a time when being lesbian meant hiding your true identity – or ... 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 First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger
    First Time Ever: A Memoir - by Peggy Seeger

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571336807 | ISBN 10: 0571336809

    Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... 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 I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet
    I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad - by Souad Mekhennet

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349008370 | ISBN 10: 034900837x

    Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave and powerful memoir. Her life and her quest are nothing less than THE modern story.   I was told to come alone. I was not ... 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 After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus
    After Kathy Acker: A Biography - by Chris Kraus

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986654 | ISBN 10: 0141986654

    Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. The media storm that surrounded Kathy Acker's books was ... 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 War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne
    War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909762855 | ISBN 10: 1909762857

    From the author of Black Poppies, Fighting Proud and Evelyn Dove comes a timely new account exploring Britain’s diverse history from the Second World War to the Empire Windrush and beyond, told through the experiences of black British women.  ... 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 The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    The Terrible - by Yrsa Daley-Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846149825 | ISBN 10: 1846149827

    "A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
    Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India - by Sujatha Gidla

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911547204 | ISBN 10: 1911547208

    ‘My stories, my family’s stories, were not stories in India. They were just life.  When I left and made new friends in a new country, only then did the things that happened to my family, the things we had done, become stories. Stories wor ... 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 Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin
    Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography - by Boel Westin

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908745569 | ISBN 10: 1908745568

    Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella.   The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. ... 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 Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 by Angela V. John
    Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 - by Angela V. John

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912109500 | ISBN 10: 1912109506

    This insightful and revealing collection of essays focuses on seven Welsh women who, in a range of imaginative ways, resisted the status quo in Wales, England and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Written by an acclaimed biographi ... 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 My European Family: The First 54,000 Years by Karin Bojs
    My European Family: The First 54,000 Years - by Karin Bojs

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472941459 | ISBN 10: 1472941454

    Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all relat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
    Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy - by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473671003 | ISBN 10: 1473671000

    The life story of Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist. "Coretta is more relevant today than ever... a female who takes responsibility for creating something bet ... 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 Meatless Days by Sara Suleri
    Meatless Days - by Sara Suleri

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241342466 | ISBN 10: 0241342465

    "Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brave by Rose McGowan
    Brave - by Rose McGowan

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008291082 | ISBN 10: 000829108x

    "My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same."(Rose McGowan) A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A ... 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 100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know by Hannah Jewell
    100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know - by Hannah Jewell

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473671263 | ISBN 10: 1473671264

    100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.   These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be pai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King
    Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography - by Brendan King

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472947338 | ISBN 10: 1472947339

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
    In the Days of Rain - by Rebecca Stott

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008209193 | ISBN 10: 0008209197

    WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD   In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Chris ... 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 Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins
    Last Girl Standing - by Trina Robbins

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781683960140 | ISBN 10: 1683960149

    Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics ... 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 The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
    The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars - by Dava Sobel

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007548200 | ISBN 10: 0007548206

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science.  Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as Human ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
    In Gratitude - by Jenny Diski

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408879948 | ISBN 10: 1408879948

    The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness... I got a joke in. 'So � we'd better get cooking the meth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko
    Patti Smith: American Artist - by Frank Stefanko

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781683830153 | ISBN 10: 1683830156

    "There I was sitting in a booth at the co-op of Glassboro State College, a bucolic school in the farmlands of South Jersey... Suddenly, the double doors of the co-op swung open and standing there in the vacuum created was an incredible apparition, a ... 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 Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin
    Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London - by Lauren Elkin

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099593379 | ISBN 10: 0099593378

    'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'   If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boule ... 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 Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield
    Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time - by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786071194 | ISBN 10: 1786071193

    A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club  Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British E ... more

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  • Cover image of book Billie Holiday by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo
    Billie Holiday - by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781681120935 | ISBN 10: 1681120933

    Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical.  With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on beh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel
    Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart - by Mike Roussel

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780750979481 | ISBN 10: 0750979488

    A pioneering aviator and advocate of women’s equality, Amelia Earhart was, and continues to be, an inspiration to people the world over. Her fierce determination to break records and push the boundaries of aviation led her to become the first woman ... 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 Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly
    Jane Austen, The Secret Radical - by Helena Kelly

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785781889 | ISBN 10: 178578188x

    "A sublime piece of literary detective work that shows us once and for all how to be precisely the sort of reader that Austen deserves."(Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian) Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels do ... 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 Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti
    Sex Object: A Memoir - by Jessica Valenti

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780062435095 | ISBN 10: 0062435094

    Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the exi ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann
    A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram - by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408708958 | ISBN 10: 1408708957

    A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.  When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feare ... 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 Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor)
    The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write - by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780863561467 | ISBN 10: 0863561462

    From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’.   Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as ... 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 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
    Lab Girl - by Hope Jahren

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349006208 | ISBN 10: 0349006202

    A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start
    The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise - by Brix Smith Start

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571325061 | ISBN 10: 0571325068

    The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai
    A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight - by Maria Toorpakai

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509800810 | ISBN 10: 1509800816

    "Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane
    Modern Women: 52 Pioneers - by Kira Cochrane

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780711237896 | ISBN 10: 0711237891

    Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind by Joan Bakewell
    Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind - by Joan Bakewell

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349006116 | ISBN 10: 0349006113

    Now in her eighties, one of Britain's finest and most spirited women looks back on her life.   Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the governme ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik
    Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction - by Erika Janik

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780807047880 | ISBN 10: 0807047880

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years.   In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This - by Nadja Spiegelman

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911231059 | ISBN 10: 1911231057

    A memoir of mothers and daughters, traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.   More than Nadja Spiegelman’s famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and more than most mothers, hers — French-born New Yorker a ... 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 Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman
    Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate - by Susan Calman

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473632042 | ISBN 10: 1473632048

    "Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up, Love"'"(Susan Calman) Susan Calman is a well known comedian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel
    Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition - by Claire Brock

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785781667 | ISBN 10: 1785781669

    Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing, and established a career in England, Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then Astronomer Royal.   Soon making scientific discoveries i ... 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 Evelyn Dove: Britain
    Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909762350 | ISBN 10: 1909762350

    A pioneer and a trailblazer, Evelyn Dove left a mark in the arts industry. She was the first black female singer on BBC Radio and the first black British female singer to work in America, a quarter of a century before Shirley Bassey.   In a ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son
    A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son's Search for His Mother - by Jeremy Gavron

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781925228632 | ISBN 10: 1925228630

    "Gavron has written a book as brave and honest as it is heart-stopping and gripping. With the meticulousness of a detective and the heart and soul of an abandoned son, he sets out to examine a family tragedy so raw and agonising that it is rarely tal ... 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 Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham
    Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £25.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784785888 | ISBN 10: 1784785881

    Sheila Rowbotham's Rebel Crossings tells the transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century. Radicalised by the rise of socialism, Helena Born, Miriam Daniell, Gertrude Dix, Robert Nicol and William Bailie cross the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen
    Tove Jansson: Work and Love - by Tuula Karjalainen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141978826 | ISBN 10: 0141978821

    The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins.   Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the politi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood
    Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood - by Vivienne Westwood

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781254981 | ISBN 10: 1781254982

    Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement wit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess: Secrets to Share by Jean Sasson
    Princess: Secrets to Share - by Jean Sasson

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857503084 | ISBN 10: 0857503081

    After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher
    Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer - by Kristina DuRocher

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138786882 | ISBN 10: 1138786888

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Virago Book of Women Gardeners by Deborah Kellaway
    The Virago Book of Women Gardeners - by Deborah Kellaway

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349008653 | ISBN 10: 0349008655

    From diggers and weeders, to plantswomen and landscape designers, women have contributed greatly to the world of gardening. This book contains collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, from writers including Colette, Germaine Greer ... 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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