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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

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 Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield by Ginny Hogan
    Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield - by Ginny Hogan

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780062881229 | ISBN 10: 0062881221

    If there’s one thing we can agree on in a post-Trump America, it’s that sexism exists. While there are myriad books on female friendship in the marketplace, Toxic Femininity is the first book on the special relationship between female coworkers a ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - by Samantha Irby

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571349814 | ISBN 10: 0571349811

    If you haven’t already heard of Samantha Irby... where have you been?   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World
    Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World's Most Inspiring Women - by Zoe Sallis (Editor)

    £9.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786782199 | ISBN 10: 1786782197

    A fantastically inspiring collection of interviews with 40 successful and empowering women, including Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Mary Robinson and Shami Chakrabati, exploring their challenges and achievements.  In this empowering book, 40 ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History
    What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women - by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571340491 | ISBN 10: 0571340490

    Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to ‘have it all’ and a hot bod too?   Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wisdom of Wonder Woman by DC Comics
    The Wisdom of Wonder Woman - by DC Comics

    £10.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781452173955 | ISBN 10: 1452173958

    Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena — for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance.   This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose
    What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems - by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788400305 | ISBN 10: 1788400305

    Explore the theories and concepts of the greatest feminists of all time, and get an answer to all of your everyday problems.  Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you?   Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks by Amy Kean and J Milton
    The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks - by Amy Kean and J Milton

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783526451 | ISBN 10: 1783526459

    A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day.  This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.  Waaaaaaa ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men
    How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women - by Sarah Cooper

    £10.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910931202 | ISBN 10: 1910931209

    The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.  Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.   ... 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 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 What My Girlfriends Told Me by Sonja Bajic
    What My Girlfriends Told Me - by Sonja Bajic

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910463796 | ISBN 10: 1910463795

    A celebration of friendship, full of the best advice for times of heartache or uncertainty.   ‘My friends are my support system. I am lucky enough to have been surrounded by women who do not take no for an answer, women who fight their fight ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions by Isabella Bunnell
    Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions - by Isabella Bunnell

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908714473 | ISBN 10: 1908714476

    Vajournal is a canvas on which to explore feminist rage.   Thought-provoking activities ask readers to list all the people they have ever slept with, describe their worst and best sexual experiences, draw their breasts and pubic hair, explore ... more

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  • Cover image of book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe
    Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body - by Sara Pascoe

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571325245 | ISBN 10: 0571325246

    Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe.   Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister: Funny, Feisty Females by Gwenno Dafydd
    Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister: Funny, Feisty Females - by Gwenno Dafydd

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910901557 | ISBN 10: 1910901555

    “Funny is Funny” - Joan Rivers   But how do you make it in the world of comedy if you are a woman?   With Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister, writer, actress and performer Gwenno Dafydd looks at the genesis of female comedy fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Remain Twenty-Something for Ever by Isy Suttie
    The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Remain Twenty-Something for Ever - by Isy Suttie

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474600880 | ISBN 10: 1474600883

    Isy Suttie - writer, comedian and actress - on not quite being a grown-up "Isy Suttie turns the painful process of growing-up into something laugh-out-loud funny, and for that I could kiss her"(Bryony Gordon, author of The Wrong Knickers) "A cr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
    The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl - by Issa Rae

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781476749075 | ISBN 10: 1476749078

    In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Feminist Activity Book by Gemma Correll
    The Feminist Activity Book - by Gemma Correll

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781580056304 | ISBN 10: 158005630x

    Looking to smash the patriarchy and get your arts and crafts on? Want to have a laugh while taking down sexist stereotypes? Look no further than Gemma Correll's Feminist Activity Book, where your dress up doll can wear whatever she wants and the only ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to My Fanny by Cherry Healey
    Letters to My Fanny - by Cherry Healey

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405919791 | ISBN 10: 1405919795

    In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions.   "This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it's several letters - to every part f ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book for Her by Bridget Christie
    A Book for Her - by Bridget Christie

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099590842 | ISBN 10: 0099590840

    Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women's Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever.   A Book For Her details Christie's twelve years of anonymous t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming
    The Trouble with Women - by Jacky Fleming

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910931097 | ISBN 10: 1910931098

    Can women be geniuses? Or are their arms too short? Why did we only learn about three women at school? What were all the others doing? The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently by Emer O
    Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently - by Emer O'Toole

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781409148746 | ISBN 10: 1409148742

    Change the way you think about gender and feminism forever. With all the revolutionary zeal, laugh-out-loud humour and intelligence of Laura Bates, Caitlin Moran and Bell Hooks, Emer O'Toole explores what it really means to 'act like a girl'. Being ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Their Own Words: Quotations to Empower and Inspire by Rebecca Foster (Editor)
    Women in Their Own Words: Quotations to Empower and Inspire - by Rebecca Foster (Editor)

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849538541 | ISBN 10: 1849538549

    Words have the power to change our lives.   As writers and thinkers, mothers and daughters, creators and counsellors, women have given us countless words to enlighten, encourage, challenge and console. This timely collection of uplifting quota ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Wonder Woman by Paul Levitz
    The Little Book of Wonder Woman - by Paul Levitz

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9783836520157 | ISBN 10: 383652015x

    Debuting in All Star Comics No. 8 in December 1941, the warrior Amazon Princess is a feminist icon whose strength is equaled by her empathy and compassion.  Appearing in comic books, newspaper strips, and TV shows for almost 75 years, Wonder ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Would Alice Do? Advice for the Modern Woman by Lewis Carroll
    What Would Alice Do? Advice for the Modern Woman - by Lewis Carroll

    £5.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447288527 | ISBN 10: 1447288521

    Timeless quotes from favourite Wonderland characters, with an introduction by Lauren Laverne, who has loved Alice since she was a child, and finds inspiration in her character.  "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women: Celebrating a Century of Fantastically Funny Women by Jane Duffus
    The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women: Celebrating a Century of Fantastically Funny Women - by Jane Duffus

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780957127500 | ISBN 10: 0957127502

    The The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women will neither ask nor answer the question, 'Are women funny?' because of course women are funny. To suggest otherwise is plain silly. This book presumes you know women are funny and simply seeks to confirm t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    Yes Please - by Amy Poehler

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447283317 | ISBN 10: 1447283317

    The New York Times Number One Bestseller A memoir in essays in the bestselling tradition of Tina Fey's Bossypants and Caitlin Moran's How To Be a Woman In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker
    Where the Wild Mums Are - by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571321513 | ISBN 10: 0571321518

    In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Mums are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Mums and ... more

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  • Cover image of book 49 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman by Kate Choyce
    49 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman - by Kate Choyce

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780956536839 | ISBN 10: 0956536832

    An insightful, clever and laugh-out-loud funny illustrated book, which is a perfect present for anyone that is, ever has been, or ever known anyone who is pregnant!   "Gosh, you don't look pregnant at all, expect from behind where you've got ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs - by Jennifer Saunders

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241967263 | ISBN 10: 0241967260

    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure. Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart
    Is it Just Me? - by Miranda Hart

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781444734164 | ISBN 10: 1444734164

    Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
    Moranthology - by Caitlin Moran

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780091940898 | ISBN 10: 0091940893

    Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman. Moranthology is proof that Caitlin can actually be quite chatty about many other thing ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
    The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee - by Sarah Silverman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571251278 | ISBN 10: 0571251277

    Sarah Silvermans father taught her to curse - at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter - until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19 - but didnt really know it. These are just a few of the outrageous true tales ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration by Luisa Dillner
    The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration - by Luisa Dillner

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780571238200 | ISBN 10: 0571238203

    Most of us either have a mother-in-law or will be one. It's not a role most women take on gladly. Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes and the scapegoats for family squabbles. But are they really as nasty, possessive and interfering as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them by Leora Tanenbaum, illustrated by Vanessa Davis
    Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them - by Leora Tanenbaum, illustrated by Vanessa Davis

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229040 | ISBN 10: 1583229043

    Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds
    Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds

    £5.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330515115 | ISBN 10: 033051511x

    A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds.   With her husband, Ebenezer, now doornail dead, the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breastfeeding Diaries: Real Moms Share Their Funniest Misadventures by Edited by Kate Davis
    The Breastfeeding Diaries: Real Moms Share Their Funniest Misadventures - by Edited by Kate Davis

    £4.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780881665086 | ISBN 10: 0881665088

    As any breastfeeding mom will tell you, life is full of laughs once you nurse a child. Often embarrassing and always hilarious, these confessional stories are written by real breastfeeding momsand even one dad who unsuccessfully tried to nurse. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clare in the Community: Series One by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
    Clare in the Community: Series One - by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

    £16.50   audiobook on CD   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781405677912 | ISBN 10: 1405677910

    Award winning Radio 4 comedy series based on the long running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section.  Clare (Sally Phillips- Smack the Pony etc) is a social worker enduring the endlesss trials of bombed out estates and byzantine bur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grumpy Old Women: The Official Handbook by Judith Holder
    Grumpy Old Women: The Official Handbook - by Judith Holder

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780563493884 | ISBN 10: 0563493887

    Ok, enough is enough. Those Grumpy Old Men have had their turn at complaining and now the Grumpy Old Women are taking over. It's high time the world knew what struggles and trials they have to go through. Not only do they multi-task in double fi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Demented by Jacky Fleming
    Demented - by Jacky Fleming

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747581512 | ISBN 10: 0747581517

    Hilarious new collection from feminist cartoonist Jacky Fleming.  Have the inevitable signs of ageing taken you completely by surprise? Do Friends Reunited emails from primary school acquaintances precipitate an instant mid-life crisis? Has you ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph
    Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - by Jenny Joseph

    £4.99   hardback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780285634114 | ISBN 10: 0285634119

    Warning, When I Am An Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - a delightful poem that speaks of growing old in a wonderfully outrageous style! ... more

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