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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper - £13.99
So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting ... more
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Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £9.99
"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a remarkable and inspiring nineteen-year-old activist who the BBC named one of 100 "inspirational and influential women" of 2016.   Why is it difficult for so many wom ... more
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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay - £9.99
Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.  In this valuable and timely ... more
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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey Thorn - £14.99
“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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What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) by Nimko Ali - £14.99
14 countries, 42 women, each with a story no one has heard before.   What do you do when you're living on the streets and on your period? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? How do we learn to love our bodies again a ... more
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This Woman's Work by Julie Delporte - £18.99
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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Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £12.99
A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.  As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like ... more
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The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail - £8.99
In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more
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Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday by Paolo Parisi - £12.99
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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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"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 you ... more
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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now by Helen Pankhurst - £9.99
Why is it taking so long? Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality.  Why will we have to wait until 2069 for the gender pay gap to disappear in the UK? Why, in 20 ... more
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Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison by Mim Skinner - £16.99
Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more
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The Apology by Eve Ensler - £16.99
"One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again"( Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday Times) Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. S ... more
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The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
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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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen Ghodsee - £8.99
The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives.  If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour co ... more
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This is Us: Black British Women and Girls by Kafayat Okanlawon - £9.99
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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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez - £16.99
THE #3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car acc ... more
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The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg - £13.99
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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The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White - £8.99
In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.   A funny, joyful, frank and inspir ... more
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So Here I Am: Speeches by Great Women to Empower and Inspire by Anna Russell, illustrated by Camila Pinheiro - £18.99
Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation.   The first dedicated collection of seminal speeches by women from around the world, So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – withi ... more
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In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner - £12.99
Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai - £16.99
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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Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine - £6.99
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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East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins - £8.99
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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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco - £20.00
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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Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You by Masie Hill - £12.99
A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle.  Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner.  The hormones of the menstrual ... more
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £14.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma - £8.99
'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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"For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester's Radical Women 1914 to 1945 by Michael Herbert - £5.95
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 an ... more
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Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson - £12.99
Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day i ... more
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Dayglo! The Creative Life of Poly Styrene by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe - £25.00
Poly Styrene was a singer-songwriter, an artist, a free-thinker, a post-modern style pioneer and a lifelong spiritual seeker: a true punk icon. But this rebel queen with the cheeky grin was also a latter-day pop artist with a wickedly perceptive gift ... more
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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine - £8.99
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 follow up to ... more
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Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life by Peggy Orenstein - £16.99
Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by the Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silence ... more
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We Are Feminist: An Infographic History of the Women's Rights Movement by Helen Pankhurst (Foreword) - £12.99
We Are Feminist is an accessible and fully-illustrated book that tells the story of the women's movement over the past 150 years. In a fantastic gift format, it's the perfect introduction to modern feminism for anyone who wants to learn more about th ... more
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Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot - £8.99
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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The Feminist Papers: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft - £12.99
Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   By the matriarch of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights ... more
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Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World's Most Inspiring Women by Zoe Sallis (Editor) - £9.99
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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Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements - £12.99
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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Don't Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes - £14.99
Don't Hold My Head Down is a memoir about sex. It starts with the author having a disappointing, drunken wank to internet porn, and ends with her having day-long orgasms and taking on the most powerful newspaper in the country.  In her mid-thirt ... more
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Images of The National Archives: Suffragettes by Lauren Willmott - £14.99
1918 was a watershed moment for the development of British democracy: for the first time, some women could vote. The occasion marked the culmination of a fifty-year long and arduous struggle of thousands of women and men up and down the country.  ... more
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You Can't Kill The Spirit! The Untold Story of the Women Who Set Up Camp to Stop Pit Closures by Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures - £12.00
In January 1993, seven pit camps were established to fight against pit closures announced in 1992 by Michael Heseltine, the President of the Board and Trade. One such Pit Camp, at Houghton Main in the Dearne Valley, was set up by local women and the ... more
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Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser - £7.99
From three of the organizers of the International Women’s Strike: a manifesto for when “leaning in” is not enough.   Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, healthcare, climate change, border policing; not the issues you ordinarily hear fem ... more
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It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race by Mariam Khan (Editor) - £14.99
When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?  In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pre ... more
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Women Artists by Flavia Frigeri - £10.95
Focusing on fifty diverse women artists, from Lavinia Fontana and Artemisia Gentileschi through Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta and the Guerrilla Girls to Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman and Louise Bourgeois, this book equips the reader with a general under ... more
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Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom by Maya Angelou - £6.99
Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou’s beautiful poetry, as well as for anyone looking for a bit of in-the-moment inspiration to have in th ... more
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What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £8.99
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 superwomen of ... more
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A FLY Girl's Guide To University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions... by Lola Olufemi, Odelia Younge, Waithera Sebatindira and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan - £12.99
A FLY Girl’s Guide to University is a collection of memoirs, essays, poetry and prose from four women of colour who studied at the University of Cambridge. It is a multifaceted calling out of the wrongness underpinning their shared experience at Ca ... more
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Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones - £11.99
A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentato ... more
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Womanhood: The Bare Reality by Laura Dodsworth - £20.00
100 women bare all in an empowering collection of photographs and interviews about Womanhood.  Vagina, vulva, lady garden, pussy, beaver, cunt, fanny… whatever you call it most women have no idea what’s ‘down there’. Culturally and pe ... more
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The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon - £20.00
Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys ... more
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The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg by Klaus Gietinger - £14.99
On the tracks of the killers of Rosa Luxemburg.   The cold-blooded murder of revolutionary icons Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in the pitched political battles of post-WWI Germany marks one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth centu ... more
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