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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 40 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Now She is Witch by Kirsty Logan
    Now She is Witch - by Kirsty Logan

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529116113 | ISBN 10: 1529116112

    She dug her mother's grave in the poison garden so it would stay hidden...  From the snowy winter woods to the bright midnight sun; from lost and powerless to finding your path, Now She is Witch conjures a world of violence and beauty - a world w ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
    When Women Were Dragons - by Kelly Barnhill

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781471412226 | ISBN 10: 1471412229

    A GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR   A fiery feminist fantasy tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Power (TV tie-in cover) by Naomi Alderman
    The Power (TV tie-in cover) - by Naomi Alderman

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241547953 | ISBN 10: 0241547954

    WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION  THE ICONIC BESTSELLING NOVEL, WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE, AND NOW AMAZON TV SERIES STARRING TONI COLLETTE AND AULI'I CRAVALHO  'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge ... more

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  • Cover image of book Furies: Stories of the Wicked, Wild and Untamed by Various authors
    Furies: Stories of the Wicked, Wild and Untamed - by Various authors

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780349017143 | ISBN 10: 034901714x

    ‘Wonderful... all killer, no filler’ Red Magazine  A FUN AND FEARLESS ANTHOLOGY OF FEMINIST TALES, to celebrate Virago’s 50th birthday.  Featuring NEW AND ORIGINAL STORIES by Margaret Atwood, Susie Boyt, Eleanor Crewes, Emma Don ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata
    Life Ceremony - by Sayaka Murata

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783787371 | ISBN 10: 1783787376

    From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you’ve read before.  An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam
    The Startup Wife - by Tahmima Anam

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838852528 | ISBN 10: 1838852522

    ‘Poignant as well as savagely witty’ Observer ‘Stylish and funny’ Sunday Times ‘Hits every note perfectly’ Kamila Shamsie   A life-changing app. The woman who created it. And the man who took the credit.  When Asha starts work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cwen by Alice Albinia
    Cwen - by Alice Albinia

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788166614 | ISBN 10: 1788166612

    'Fantastic - a wonderful book' Lily Cole 'Magical, rich and magnificent' Maxine Peake 'A wild ride! She sees Graves' White Goddess and raises 50 with female magic and transformations' Margaret Atwood 'A rare book, bold and powerful' Xiaolu Guo 'W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Widowland by C J Carey
    Widowland - by C J Carey

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529412000 | ISBN 10: 1529412005

    ‘READING THIS TERRIFIC, ORWELLIAN NOVEL YOU ALMOST HOLD YOUR BREATH’ Bel Mooney  An alternative history with a strong feminist twist, perfect for fans of Robert Harris’ Fatherland, Christina Dalcher’s Vox and the dystopian novels of Marga ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl: A Novel by Camille Laurens
    Girl: A Novel - by Camille Laurens

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781635421019 | ISBN 10: 1635421012

    From the acclaimed author of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, a deeply personal and insightful account of being a girl, woman, and mother in a world that sees the feminine as less than.  Born in 1959 to a middle-class family, Laurence Barraqué g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cunning Women by Elizabeth Lee
    Cunning Women - by Elizabeth Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529156805 | ISBN 10: 1529156807

    ONE OF GRAZIA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021   Lancashire, 1620. Young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts. They are 'cunning folk', feared by the local villagers by day, but called upon under cover of darkness for healing balms and spells. & ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
    The First Woman - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781786078582 | ISBN 10: 1786078589

    * A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, BBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR * A WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR * OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020 * A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020 * A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK OF THE MONTH ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    The Dictionary of Lost Words - by Pip Williams

    £14.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781784743864 | ISBN 10: 1784743860

    Discover the internationally bestselling debut, Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.   In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
    Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571360185 | ISBN 10: 0571360181

    Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The House Without Windows by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris
    The House Without Windows - by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241986073 | ISBN 10: 0241986079

    Discover a dazzling lost classic of nature writing and a visionary work of feminist empowerment - written almost a century ago by a twelve-year-old child...   Eepersip is a girl with the wild in her heart. She does not want to live locked up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan
    Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529111286 | ISBN 10: 1529111285

    So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
    A Thousand Ships - by Natalie Haynes

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781509836215 | ISBN 10: 1509836217

    Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 One of the Guardian's and TLS's 'Best Books of 2019'   In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    The Testaments - by Margaret Atwood

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784708214 | ISBN 10: 1784708216

    Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.  More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theoc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
    Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241984994 | ISBN 10: 0241984998

    ***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
    The Mere Wife - by Maria Dahvana Headley

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911617631 | ISBN 10: 191161763x

    A New Statesman Book of the Year.  A fierce, feminist retelling of the classic tale Beowulf.  Gren and his mother, Dana, a war veteran, live on the side of a mountain, next to Herot Hall, a pristine gated community ruled over by Willa and her s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Talking by Miriam Toews
    Women Talking - by Miriam Toews

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571340330 | ISBN 10: 0571340334

    Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154125 | ISBN 10: 1472154126

    A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
    The Red Word - by Sarah Henstra

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999700874 | ISBN 10: 1999700872

    The myths don’t have a clue what to do with women. They have nothing to say about us whatsoever. We need to build our own fucking mythology.   The battle of the sexes goes to college in this smart, thrilling debut by university English pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman
    Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen - by Alix Kates Shulman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788163408 | ISBN 10: 1788163400

    The cult classic that defined a generation - first UK publication in 47 years.  Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
    The Silence of the Girls - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241983201 | ISBN 10: 0241983207

    "A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women."(Kate Atkinson) There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now.  Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg
    The Faculty of Dreams - by Sara Stridsberg

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857054722 | ISBN 10: 0857054724

    Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Handmaid
    The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic novel) - by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Renee Nault

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780224101936 | ISBN 10: 0224101935

    Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.   Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Comm ... more

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  • Cover image of book VOX by Christina Dalcher
    VOX - by Christina Dalcher

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008300678 | ISBN 10: 0008300674

    Silence can be deafening.   Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.  Now the new government is in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton
    Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World - by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781558619296 | ISBN 10: 1558619291

    With tales from Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales — and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are at the center of the story.  Three women teach a strong man how to wrestle, a gi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swastika Night by Murray Constantine
    Swastika Night - by Murray Constantine

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473214668 | ISBN 10: 1473214661

    A classic of feminist predictive fiction finally returns to the light. 700 years after Hitler personally won the war, one man discovers the truth about his god. This remarkably prescient novel of the future under Nazism was published in 1937.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking the Lights by Deborah Andrews
    Walking the Lights - by Deborah Andrews

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910449882 | ISBN 10: 1910449881

    A feminist Withnail and I. Recently graduated, young actor Maddie lives the slacker life in mid-90s Glasgow with deadbeat boyfriend Mike. Estranged from her mother due to a violent step-dad, most of the young couple's meagre resources go on drin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street
    Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories - by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781621065623 | ISBN 10: 1621065626

    In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport goods, seek glory, and defend their remaining communities. In another version of the future, those with the zombie virus are able to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three by Annemarie Monahan
    Three - by Annemarie Monahan

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604866315 | ISBN 10: 1604866314

    As a radical feminist, Antonia has never believed in band-aid political solutions. After years of planning, she and her lover the charismatic and bipolar Josephine found an independent nation for women on an abandoned oil rig. At first, they thri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revenge by Taslima Nasrin, translated by Honor Moore
    Revenge - by Taslima Nasrin, translated by Honor Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781558616592 | ISBN 10: 1558616594

    Revenge is a delicious novel about getting even, from one of the most controversial and internationally acclaimed writers of her generation.  In modern Bangladesh, Jhumur marries for love and imagines life with her husband, Haroon, will conti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings - by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844085583 | ISBN 10: 1844085589

    'It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches ...The colour is repellent ...In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about...' Based on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
    The Carhullan Army - by Sarah Hall

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780571236602 | ISBN 10: 057123660x

    Set in the part of England once known as The Lake District, "The Carhullan Army" is narrated by a young woman who has adopted the name Sister. Britain after its union with the United States and numerous unsuccessful foreign wars, has found itself in ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Queen is in the Garbage by Lila Karp
    The Queen is in the Garbage - by Lila Karp

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781558615380 | ISBN 10: 1558615385

    This is a startling stream-of-consciousness novel that engages questions of feminism which are as relevant today as when the novel was first published in 1969. Shifting beautifully between past and present, consciousness and dreams, Lila Karp explor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sex Wars by Marge Piercy
    Sex Wars - by Marge Piercy

    £17.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780749936334 | ISBN 10: 0749936339

    Post-Civil War New York City is the battleground of the American dream: an era of vast fortunes and crushing poverty. Though life is hard, the promise of change is in the air. Women are agitating for the vote and other civil rights. Immigrants are po ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches by Donald Haase
    Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches - by Donald Haase

    £32.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780814330302 | ISBN 10: 0814330304

    In the 1970s, feminists focused critical attention on fairy tales and broke the spell that had enchanted readers for centuries. By exposing the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender, feminism transformed fairy-tale studies and spar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
    The Passion of New Eve - by Angela Carter

    £8.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780860683414 | ISBN 10: 0860683419

    'I know nothing. I am a tabula erasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Moth ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Left Hand of Darkness - by Ursula K. Le Guin

    £7.99   paperback   (1981) - ISBN 13: 9781857230741 | ISBN 10: 1857230744

    Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi arctic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space t ... more

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