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New Books - Women / Feminism

Sisters doing it for themselves - memoirs, activism, herstory ... (browse related category Feminism & Women )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Black Girl In Love (with Herself) - by Trey Anthony - £12.99
The essential guide to self-love that every black woman needs; you can create the life you deserve - no matter what you've been told in the past.  After a lifetime of never truly relating to personal development experts because of the colour of her ... more

Do it Like a Woman... And Change the World - by Caroline Criado-Perez - £9.99
In the last five years, the feminist movement has seen a radical upswell of energy and activism. We have been inspired by #LeanIn, we have found solidarity in #MeToo. We've pushed one another to be stronger and try harder.   Caroline Criado-Pe ... more

One Life - by Megan Rapinoe - £20.00
An instant New York Times bestseller!   Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field. Guided by her personal journey into social justice, bri ... more

Ain't I A Woman? - by Sojourner Truth - £5.99
'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now'   A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fou ... more

Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood - by Kenya Hunt (Editor) - £16.99
Featuring contributions from Candice Carty-Williams, Jessica Horn, Ebele Okobi, Funmi Fetto and Freddie Harrel.  In the vein of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection o ... more

Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World - by Zahra Hankir (Editor) - £9.99
Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection.  A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern sahafiyat - female journalists - are working t ... more

The Virago Book Of Women Travellers - by Mary Morris (Editor), with Larry O'Connor - £14.99
Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian gardens or imbibe the French countryside, to challenge the fierce Sahara or climb an impossible mountain.  The ... more

Why Women Are Blamed For Everything - by Dr Jessica Taylor - £14.99
She asked for it. She was flirting. She was drinking. She was wearing a revealing dress. She was too confident. She walked home alone. She stayed in that relationship. She was naive. She didn't report soon enough. She didn't fight back. She ... more

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights - by Helen Lewis - £16.99
** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week** ** A Sunday Times bestseller**  Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting f ... more

Republic of Shame: How Ireland Punished 'Fallen Women' and Their Children - by Caelainn Hogan - £9.99
Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'.  In the Magdalene laundries, girls and women were incarcer ... more

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls - by Mona Eltahawy - £15.99
A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.  Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist act ... more

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood - by Jasper Rees - £20.00
'I was born with a warped sense of humour and when I was carried home from being born it was Coronation Day and so I was called Victoria but you are not supposed to know who wrote this anyway it is about time I unleashed my pent-up emotions in a bitt ... more

The Wisdom of Women: A Collection of Inspirational Quotes - by Frances James (Editor) - £7.99
"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water."(Eleanor Roosevelt) In their battle with adversity, many women have picked up inspiring truths that have helped them on their journey to success and happiness. &n ... more

The Women in the Room: Labour's Forgotten History - by Nan Sloane - £11.99
In February 1900 a group of men representing trade unionists, socialists, Fabians and Marxists gathered in London to make another attempt at establishing an organisation capable of getting working-class men elected to Parliament. The body they set up ... more

The Cancer Journals - by Audre Lorde - £7.99
"A brave, beautiful book that could double as a handbook to accompany anyone on their journey through cancer"(Jackie Kay, New Statesman) The Cancer Journals is an intimate, poetic and invigorating account of the experience of breast cancer, from ... more

Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers - by Anneka Harry - £14.95
Meet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.  You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in ... more

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £9.99
Interviews with women on the frontline of music, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.   Writer and critic Amy Raphael has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including Courtney Love, Patti Smi ... more

A Match Made in Heaven: British Muslim Women Write About Love and Desire - by Claire Chambers, Nafhesa Ali & Richard Phillips (Editors) - £10.99
Star-studded and beautifully written, this collection of diverse stories about love and desire by South Asian-heritage British Muslim women authors, including Ayisha Malik and Shelina Janmohamed.   Although outsiders often expect Muslim women ... more

When I Dare to Be Powerful - by Audre Lorde - £5.99
'Women so empowered are dangerous' Written with a 'black woman's anger' and the precision of a poet, these searing pieces by the groundbreaking writer Audre Lorde are a celebration of female strength and solidarity, and a cry to speak out agains ... more

Women Don't Owe You Pretty - by Florence Given - £12.99
‘THE BEAUTY MYTH’ FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION "Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation."(Evening Standard) Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives su ... more

The Verso Book of Feminism: Revolutionary Words from Four Millennia of Rebellion - by Jessie Kindig (Editor) - £10.99
Throughout written history and across the world, women have protested the restrictions of gender and the limitations placed on women's bodies and women's lives. People - of any and no gender - have protested and theorized, penned manifestos and writt ... more

Sontag: Her Life - by Benjamin Moser - £18.99
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY  Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the SPECTATOR, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN and FINANCIAL TIMES   The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her ... more

Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations - by Frida Kahlo - £12.99
Frida Kahlo’s legacy continues to grow in the public imagination in the nearly fifty years since her ”discovery” in the 1970s. This collection of conversations over the course of her brief career allows a peek at the woman behind the hype. And ... more

The Philosopher Queens: The Lives and Legacies of Philosophy's Unsung Women - by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting - £12.99
Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you've probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke - but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?  The Philo ... more

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco - £14.99
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

Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith - £9.99
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.   Following a run of New Year's concerts at ... more

Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically - by Stephanie Yeboah - £12.99
Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around bod ... more

Men Who Hate Women - by Laura Bates - £16.99
The extremism nobody talks about. And how it affects us all. Imagine a world in which a vast network of incels and other misogynists are able to operate, virtually undetected.  These extremists commit deliberate terrorist acts against women. ... more

Ladies Who Punch: Fifty Trailblazing Women Whose Stories You Should Know - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - £16.99
Courageous women change history and remould our culture. For centuries, rebel ladies have been punching up, fighting for freedoms and equality, challenging the world order. Today, the next generation continue the fight, boldly marching, banners flyin ... more

Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story - by Chanel Miller - £9.99
Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was rea ... more

Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo - £9.99
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated ... more

Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography - by Robin Bunce and Samara Linton - £20.00
More than three decades after her election to Parliament, Diane Abbott is still racking up firsts. The first black woman elected to Parliament, she also recently became the first black person to represent their party at PMQs. Abbott came to fame in t ... more

The Times I Knew I Was Gay - by Eleanor Crewes - £14.99
A tender and funny graphic memoir about identity, love and Willow from Buffy.   Ellie always knew she was different. Contrary and creative, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy. and somehow never really liked boys.  As she gre ... more

More Than a Woman - by Caitlin Moran - £20.00
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out.  Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the ... more

She Speaks: Women's Speeches That Changed the World, from Pankhurst to Greta - by Yvette Cooper - £7.99
Looking at lists of the greatest speeches of all time, you might think that powerful oratory is the preserve of men. But the truth is very different – countless brave and bold women have used their voices to inspire change, transform lives and radi ... more

A Woman of Firsts: The Midwife Who Built a Hospital and Changed the World - by Edna Adan Ismail - £9.99
Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.  A Woman of Firsts tells the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismail survived imprisonment ... more

A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance - by Stella Dadzie - £14.99
Enslaved West Indian women had few opportunities to record their stories for posterity. Yet from their dusty footprints and the umpteen small clues they left for us to unravel, there's no question that they earned their place in history. Pick any Car ... more

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £12.99
"Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner"(Dolly Alderton) We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the ha ... more

The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks - by Amy Kean and J Milton - £9.99
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

What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali - £9.99
14 COUNTRIES, 42 WOMEN - FROM PERIODS TO ORGASMS TO FGM. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERSHARING. "Nimko's book is going to shift the conversation around women's bodies. Our bodies, and everything they do, make us who we are"(Amika George, founder of ... more

The Emotional Load: And Other Invisible Stuff - by Emma - £14.99
Translated by Una Dimitrijevic.   After the success of The Mental Load, Emma continues in her new book to tangle with issues pertinent to women's experiences, from consent to the "power of love," from the care and attentiveness that women place on ... more

No Modernism Without Lesbians - by Diana Souhami - £25.00
The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place - Paris, Between the Wars - fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.  Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher ... more

50 Lists for Feminists: Journaling for Empowerment - by Aura Lewis - £10.99
An inspiring guided journal packed with list-making prompts, feminist history, and dazzling artwork. Listers and sisters unite!   Get in touch with your feminist side with 50 Lists for Feminists, a guided journal for cataloging everything that em ... more

Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture - by Hannah Ewens - £14.99
From Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the Directioners and Beyhive of today, female music fans have long driven the objects of their affection to the dizzying heights of life-changing fame. But marginalized fan groups are never given appropriate cre ... more

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love - by Valarie Kaur - £14.99
Renowned activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur made headlines when her 'Breathe and Push' speech on how to survive in a time of rage went viral with 30 million views worldwide. In this inspiring and timely debut, she shows you how ... more

The Best, Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood - by Katherine May (Editor) - £12.99
Motherhood is life-changing. Joyful. Disorientating. Overwhelming. Intense on every level. It’s the best, most awful job.  The Best, Most Awful Job brings together twenty bold and brilliant women to speak about motherhood in all its raw, he ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £16.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops ... more

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots - by Deborah Feldman - £10.99
Now a Netflix original series!  Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author. ... more

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot - by Mikki Kendall - £16.99
All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.   Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist i ... more

Rebel Women: The renegades, viragos and heroines who changed the world... - by Rosalind Miles - £25.00
Rosalind Miles' The Women's History of the World was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and translated into almost forty languages.  Now it is time for a new women's history - for more famous, infamous and little-known rebels.  ... more

More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters - by The Hotbed Collective - £7.99
A frank, funny and empowering celebration of female pleasure.  An orgasm will help you sleep and keep you looking younger, it doesn’t cost money and isn’t a scarce resource. So why is it that, like the pay gap, there is an ‘orgasm gap ... more

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