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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 - £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 ... 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 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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Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates - £8.99
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 internation ... more
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A Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations by Toni Morrison - £20.00
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.  ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way i ... more
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Women: Our History by Dorling Kindersley Ltd - £20.00
Re-examining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told.  Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals th ... more
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Feminist Cross-Stitch: 40 Bold and Fierce Patterns by Stephanie Rohr - £14.99
Make a statement—and smash the patriarchy, one stitch at a time—with these 40 feminist-themed cross-stitching patterns!   Crafty activists will love this snarky book with its 40 irreverent, vintage-inspired cross-stitch patterns. Whether you ... more
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Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans - £13.99
Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements.  ... more
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Equal Power: Gender Equality and How to Achieve It by Jo Swinson - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards (Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian)  Why is gender inequality so stubbornly persistent? Power. Even today, power remains concentrated in the hands of men right across the worlds of business, p ... more
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Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust by Hédi Fried, translated by Alice E. Olsson - £12.99
‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’   Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwit ... more
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Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson - £9.99
Set against the background of the campaign for women to win the vote, this is a story of the ordinary people effecting extraordinary change.   1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impass ... more
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This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century by Mai’a Williams - £14.99
In This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century, Mai’a Williams shares her experiences working in conflict zones and with liberatory resistance communities as a journalist, human rights worker, and midwife in ... more
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil - £9.99
When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more
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The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es - £9.99
Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. ... more
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Goddess Wisdom Made Easy by Tanishka - £10.99
Ancient civilizations once worshipped female deities and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of their communities. Through the ages, the wisdom of the Goddess was then forgotten, and people around the world lost their connection to ancien ... more
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Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton - £16.99
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie’s uniq ... more
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The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White - £14.99
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 in ... more
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Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry by Adrienne Rich - £21.00
A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich.   The Essential Essays gathers twenty-five of Adrienne Rich’s most renowned essays, demonstrating the lasting brilli ... more
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Wild Geese: A Collection of Nan Shepherd's Writing by Nan Shepherd - £14.99
Nan Shepherd (1893 - 1981) published three novels between 1928 and 1933: The Quarry Wood, The Weatherhouse and A Pass in the Grampians – as well as a collection of poems: In the Cairngorms.  Her reputation grew exponentially with the 1977 publi ... more
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One Woman's Struggle in Iran: A Prison Memoir by Nasrin Parvaz - £10.00
In 1979, Nasrin Parvaz returned from England, where she had been studying, and became a member of a socialist party in Iran fighting for a non-Islamic state in which women had the same rights as men. Three years later, at the age of 23, she was betra ... 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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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay - £14.99
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 tim ... more
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You Have The Right To Remain Fat: A Manifesto by Virgie Tovar - £7.99
An inspiring feminist manifesto calling for the end of oppressive diet culture - and embracing and accepting bodies of all sizes.   Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of ... more
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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot - £9.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2016   When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was ... more
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali - £9.99
Thoughtful, provocative and intelligent, this game-changing book looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist.  Sohaila Abdulali was the first Indian rape survivor ... more
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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story by Christie Watson - £8.99
"It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever"(Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from b ... more
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South of Forgiveness by Thordis Elva - £8.99
A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation.   One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles ... more
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Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford - £12.99
An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. Online sensation and fearless feminist heroine, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of w ... more
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In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law by Sarah Langford - £8.99
"I loved this book. It made my heart sing. Written by a woman in the law with compassion, wit and legal know-how, these true life courtroom stories tell it like it is."(Helena Kennedy QC) Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in cou ... more
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The Power of Politicians by Frances D’ Souza and Tessa Jowell - £7.99
Edited and with an introduction by Claire Foster-Gilbert.   The Power of Politicians is an account of Tessa Jowell’s experience of entering politics and making effective sense of her role. Here, with Frances D’Souza, she gives fascinating insi ... more
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Freedom Fighter: My War Against ISIS on the Frontlines of Syria by Joanna Palani - £9.99
The gripping story of one woman’s war against ISIS on the frontlines of Syria.   Joanna Palani made headlines across the world when her role fighting ISIS in the Syrian conflict was revealed. She is one of a handful of western women who joined t ... more
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Shout Your Abortion by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (Editors) - £21.99
Following the U.S. Congress’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America ... more
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Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman - £20.00
A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t.  For hundreds of years we have heard about the great men of history, but what about herstory?  In this freewheeling history of modern ... more
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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
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Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly - £16.99
Rage Becomes Her is an “utterly eye opening” (Bustle) book that gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage.   As women, we’ve been urged for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and min ... more
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Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play by Meagan Marie - £16.99
Take a celebratory look at accomplished women in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted ... more
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The Women's Atlas by Joni Seager - £14.99
An invaluable feminist resource, hip cultural conversation about feminism, and example of cutting-edge data visualization, this beautifully designed new edition of Seager’s award-winning atlas matches the mood of the moment­ with bold, vivid infog ... more
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The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House by Audre Lorde - £1.00
From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light.  Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of th ... more
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Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici - £12.99
We are witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts. This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relations. In this new work that revisits some of the ... more
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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen Ghodsee - £12.99
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 labou ... more
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Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele - £16.99
Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... more
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The Choice by Edith Eger - £8.99
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER by Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast.   Little dancer', Mengele says, ‘dance for me’   In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on ... more
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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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