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Women in Battle by Marta Breen & Jenny Jordahl - £9.99
Freedom. Equality. Sisterhood. Women in Battle is the book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible.  Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, W ... more
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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere by Jeanette Winterson - £7.99
“Behind every great woman is a man who tried to stop her.”  A century after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men ali ... more
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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson - £9.99
Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more
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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors) - £12.99
“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more
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Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates - £14.99
A collection of essays from bestselling author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates.   Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her interna ... more
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Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women by Helena Kennedy - £20.00
What comes after #MeToo? One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights answers with this urgent, authoritative and deeply shocking look at British justice.   In Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new e ... more
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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard - £6.99
Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on ... more
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The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma - £12.99
In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, i.e. all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and t ... more
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How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper - £10.00
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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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £12.99
Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alici ... more
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand - £20.00
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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Feminist Felties: 21 Inspiring and Empowering Projects in Felt and Fabric by Missy Covington - £9.99
Over 20 fierce, feminist felt craft designs to make - sew your solidarity!   You’ve knitted your Pussyhat, now what do you do? This quirky new craft book will provide you with all the creative inspiration you need to carry on making a powerful f ... more
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Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About by Michelle Rosenberg and Sonia Picker - £14.99
Keeping it to just 100 was a struggle. But we figured that any more miscast, missing and misunderstood women in one sitting would push you over the edge in your righteous, indignant fury. So actually, we’re thinking of you. (You're welcome).   ... more
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Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £13.99
"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 ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Artists by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a res ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a res ... more
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad - £9.99
'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more
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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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