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Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney - £9.99
In their first book together, Midorikawa and Sweeney resurrect four literary collaborations, which were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shad ... more
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Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide - £12.99
Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.   From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her ... more
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Why Does Patriarchy Persist? by Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider - £9.99
The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many: despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and re ... more
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What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £9.99
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 superwome ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £9.99
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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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald - £17.99
Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-d ... more
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Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance by Lois Tonkin - £12.99
Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also presents the hopefulness and positivity of the women interv ... more
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Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill - £12.99
Beautifully illustrated feminist fairytales for young and old.   Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.  Gone ... more
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The Power of Women by June Sarpong - £5.00
Feminism is often presented as a women’s movement, but the truth is that harnessing women’s untapped potential will make everyone better off… including men!  Looking to our personal relationships, social and cultural climate and business ... more
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera - £12.99
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more
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A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation by Lisa Wright - £9.99
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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Ahed Tamimi: A Girl Who Fought Back by Manal Tamimi, Paul Heron, Paul Morris and Peter Lahti - £13.99
Ahed Tamimi received prominent media coverage internationally when she was arrested by the Israeli Occupation authorities shortly before Christmas 2017. Israeli soldiers forced their way into the Tamimi’s home at night time, and arrested Nariman an ... more
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss by Petra Boynton - £11.99
Pregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear.   This book is for you if, like me, you’ve been affected by any kind of pregnancy loss – currently or in the past. It provid ... more
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Feminist Freedom Warriors by Linda E. Carty and Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Editors) - £15.99
A collection of compelling narratives highlighting the struggles of feminist warriors whose voices are too often marginalized.   Feminist Freedom Warriors tells the stories of women of color from the Global South, weaving together cross-generation ... more
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Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett - £15.99
Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand ... more
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These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi - £7.99
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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Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer by Gwendolyn Oxenham - £8.99
Under the Lights and In the Dark takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning film ... more
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I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet - £9.99
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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Empowering Mantras for Awesome Women by CICO Books - £7.99
Channel your inner wonder woman with these empowering mantras and quotes.   This fantastic collection of wise and powerful words is a must-have for any 21st-century woman. Whether you want a reminder of your worth, a boost towards smashing boundar ... more
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Swell by Jenny Landreth - £9.99
SHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017   These days, swimming may seem like an egalitarian pastime, open to anyone with a swimsuit – but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was almost exclusively ... more
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We Shall Fight Until We Win: A Century of Pioneering Political Women, The Graphic Novel Anthology by Various authors - £9.99
We Shall Fight Until We Win celebrates the centenary of the first women gaining the right to vote in Great Britain. Charting ten decades of political activism, campaigning and moving forward, this graphic anthology offers an insight into the key mome ... more
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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know by Hannah Jewell - £14.99
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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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £16.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books ... more
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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine - £14.99
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 follo ... more
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It's Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation by Anna Dahlqvist - £9.99
Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the ... more
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Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif - £9.99
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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The Wonder Down Under: A User's Guide to the Vagina by Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl - £14.99
The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you under ... more
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Flood by Clare Shaw - £9.95
The territory of Clare Shaw's third collection isn't one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home.   The 2015 floods in Britain left whole swathes of the country submerged, including her home town. Fl ... more
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Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts by Rosemary Betterton - £25.00
Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art-historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visua ... more
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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla - £14.99
‘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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Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln - £10.99
An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the obsession over body image in today's generation of women is an epidemic that is harming their ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives in this powerful, eye ... more
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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny - £9.99
"I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better"(Caitlin Moran) Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penn ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £8.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, ... more
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No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls by Katie Hurley - £13.99
In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud.   Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed ... more
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad - £14.99
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of ... more
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How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican - £7.99
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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A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Patricia Fara - £18.99
Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strach ... more
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The Virago Story: Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon by Catherine Riley - £19.00
The 1970s witnessed a renaissance in women’s print culture, as feminist presses and bookshops sprang up in the wake of the second-wave women’s movement. At four decades’ remove from that heady era, however, the landscape looks dramatically diff ... more
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Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism by Camille Paglia - £9.99
From fiery intellectual provocateur Camille Paglia: the definitive essay collection that celebrates and challenges modern feminism and gender.   From the fiery intellectual provocateur - and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equalit ... more
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Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin - £14.99
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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On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back by Stacey Dooley - £14.99
Put yourself in their shoes.   In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a twenty-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making c ... more
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What My Girlfriends Told Me by Sonja Bajic - £9.99
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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Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 by Angela V. John - £20.00
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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The Inking Woman: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (Editors) - £19.99
This groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, reveals a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years.   Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at the ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
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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101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas - £9.99
Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside. They barricaded themselves into thei ... more
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Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City by The Women - £9.99
*** 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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Repeal the 8th by Una Mullally (Editor) - £9.99
Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection of the writing and art inspired by t ... more
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Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Man - £9.99
Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archer ... more
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Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. by Beverly Bond (Editor) - £20.00
From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world.  Fuel ... more
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One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin - £12.99
Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl. She received unimaginable ... more
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