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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Save the Womanhood!: Vice, urban immorality and social control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976 by Samantha) Caslin
    Save the Womanhood!: Vice, urban immorality and social control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976 - by Samantha) Caslin

    £27.45   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781800857162 | ISBN 10: 1800857160

    Save the Womanhood is a fascinating new history about promiscuity, prostitution and the efforts of local social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves.   The book examines how the work of the Liverpool Vigilance Association was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Idle Women on the Water: A Brick Throwin
    Idle Women on the Water: A Brick Throwin', Hijab-Wearin', Hairy-Legged, Space-Takin' Odyssey - by Candice Purwin

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781527268883 | ISBN 10: 1527268888

    Part manifesto, part social history and part travelogue in the form of a graphic novel, Idle Women On the Water tells the story of Idle Women and their mission to make space for women on the canals and tow paths of North West England.  Navigating ... more

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  • Cover image of book "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester by Michael Herbert
    "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester - by Michael Herbert

    £5.95   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780993224720 | ISBN 10: 0993224725

    This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945.  It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bess by Rose Thomas
    Bess - by Rose Thomas

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910580332 | ISBN 10: 1910580333

    Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more

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

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

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

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  • Cover image of book The 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 Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City by The Women
    Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City - by The Women

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910580271 | ISBN 10: 1910580279

    *** This lovely book features NfN's Mandy - who is one of the 21 amazing women! ***   Since the suffragette movement in the UK first began to call for the overall emancipation of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twopence to Cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester
    Twopence to Cross the Mersey - by Helen Forrester

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008180966 | ISBN 10: 0008180962

    Helen Forrester's poignant story of her poverty-striken childhood in Liverpool during the 1930s has become a bestselling modern classic.�When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable midd ... more

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  • Cover image of book Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland
    Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women - by Bernadette Hyland

    £5.95      (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993224706 | ISBN 10: 0993224709

    Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill by David Sekers
    A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill - by David Sekers

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780752490083 | ISBN 10: 0752490087

    In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world, in which women like Hannah were barred ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics by Sonja Tiernan
    Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics - by Sonja Tiernan

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780719082320 | ISBN 10: 0719082323

    This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industrial Manchester. Her work on behalf of barmaids, circ ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm by Crissy Rock
    This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm - by Crissy Rock

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781843587538 | ISBN 10: 184358753x

    Best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ken Loach's remarkable film Ladybird Ladybird, Crissy Rock is a hugely popular actress and comedienne. But Crissy's path to success was far from easy and her life ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Portrait of Battling Bessie: Life and Work of Bessie Braddock, a Liverpool MP by D. Ben Rees
    A Portrait of Battling Bessie: Life and Work of Bessie Braddock, a Liverpool MP - by D. Ben Rees

    £5.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780957063105 | ISBN 10: 0957063105

    Dr D Ben Rees has brought to life the powerful and well-known Bessie Braddock who made politics attractive for 50 years on Merseyside.  She inherited from her mother, Mary Bamber, a Scot, her socialism and strengthened her determination to ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Margi: Now You See Me by Margi Clarke
    Margi: Now You See Me - by Margi Clarke

    £16.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906802523 | ISBN 10: 1906802521

    From working with the enigmatic Tony Wilson at Granada in 1978, to starring in one of the greatest independent films of all time, Letter To Brezhnev, in 1985, readers are invited to hitch a ride on a road movie with Margaret Bernadette Clarke. T ... more

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  • Cover image of book And So We Heal by Pauline Lomas
    And So We Heal - by Pauline Lomas

    £14.44   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906205317 | ISBN 10: 1906205310

    "In October 2001, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I said no to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and decided to follow a natural course of holistic healing - It's not that I wanted to rule out orthodox medicine altogether, indeed no - I w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs
    Catch Me Before I Fall - by Rosie Childs

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780753512203 | ISBN 10: 0753512203

    When Rosie Childs was born, as Clare Malone, her life was immediately different to those around her - she was a black child in an all-white family and on an all-white Liverpool council, estate in the 1950s, and therefore living proof of her mother's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unprotected by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery
    Unprotected - by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery

    £9.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780856762918 | ISBN 10: 0856762911

    Winner of Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression award, presented as part of the Scotsman Awards at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival. Unprotected explores the recent developments in Liverpool that surround the sex trade industry through a docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pit Brow Women of the Wigan Coalfield by Alan Davies
    The Pit Brow Women of the Wigan Coalfield - by Alan Davies

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780752439129 | ISBN 10: 075243912x

    This illustrated book tells the story of the female colliery surface workers, or pit brow women, of the Wigan coalfield. The numbers of women working in mines grew rapidly after the Industrial Revolution. The practice continued until the Children's E ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home by Chloe Moss
    The Way Home - by Chloe Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599605 | ISBN 10: 1854599607

    Liverpool, today. Bobby, Paul and Ang. Three people, four walls: the basic recipe for family life.  Down the road in Curzon Park, there is a fierce sense of belonging that has nothing to do with place. Two families, two ways of life: yards apart ... more

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