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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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Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionising Television by Joy Press - £14.99
In recent years, the television landscape has seen the glorious rise of women to key positions of power within the industry, from writers to producers to directors. Successes like Shonda Rhimes’s Holy Trinity of shows as a producer — Grey’s Ana ... more
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Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality by Robert Wainwright - £9.99
In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as ‘that daring Australian girl’, chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headline ... more
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The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler - £9.99
2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of V-Day, the radical grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls, inspired by Eve Ensler's international sensation The Vagina Monologues.   This special edition features six never-before-p ... more
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#MeToo: A Women's Poetry Anthology by Deborah Alma (Editor) - £10.00
#MeToo – rallying against sexual assault and harassment: A women’s poetry anthology – edited by poet Deborah Alma. "This collection is quite the rollercoaster: it made me cry with sadness – and with joy. I salute the courage of the women w ... more
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The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont, illustrated by Manjit Thapp - £12.99
This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honours one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.   In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vi ... more
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The Unmumsy Mum Diary by The Unmumsy Mum - £8.99
She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her words have made mums, dads and grandpa ... more
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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind by Emily Reynolds - £9.99
A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.  Emily Reynolds is mad. After years of trying - and failing - to cope with her symptoms, she was finally d ... more
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Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! by Catherine Mayer - £9.99
Cometh the hour, Cometh the women.   In this inspirational book, the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party sets out compelling evidence for the social and economic benefits of gender equality and lays bare the mechanisms holding wome ... more
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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It by Angela Saini - £9.99
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psych ... more
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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran by Lois Pryce - £10.99
Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country.   Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award.   In 2011, at the ... more
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, & Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins - £10.99
Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon, The Millions, Refinery29, the Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bitch Media, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and Paperback Paris.  From one of the fie ... more
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Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £5.00
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.   I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do ... more
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The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate - £9.99
The history of feminism told through its most prominent advocates, including a diverse range of international names and faces. The Periodic Table of Feminism is an empowering, engaging and informed look at the feminist movement through the internati ... more
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Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards 2017: the perfect book for International Women's Day.   If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye. ... more
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Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks - £14.95
In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology ... more
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Of Women: In the 21st Century by Shami Chakrabarti - £9.99
A powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get there.  It is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights first and developing worlds, rich and poor women's health, wealth, education, repre ... more
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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti - £9.99
Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.   It is th ... more
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WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel - £8.99
Imagine a sisterhood – across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don't know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we wil ... more
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Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo - £9.99
*Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2018* *Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*   Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for ... more
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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love by Emily Witt - £8.99
Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Until recently she had always imagined she would meet the right person and fall in love. But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated; sexual acquisit ... more
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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn - £9.99
This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.  This 75th anniversary edition c ... more
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Meatless Days by Sara Suleri - £8.99
"Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more
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