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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini - £12.99
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, p ... more
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Boundless by Jillian Tamaki - £16.99
The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry.  Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, p ... more
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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - £8.99
"A sublime piece of literary detective work that shows us once and for all how to be precisely the sort of reader that Austen deserves."(Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian) Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels do ... more
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Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan - £11.99
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more
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The War on Women by Sue Lloyd Roberts - £8.99
In 1973, Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video-journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union, China and Iran. During her 30-year-long career she travelled the world and w ... more
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Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World by Various photographers - £11.99
New York Times Bestseller Indiebound Bestseller The Washington Post Bestseller San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller   On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women’s ... more
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And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists by Helen LaKelly Hunt - £16.99
Foreword by Cornel West. "Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848... From the time of the first Convention on Women — in New York 1837 — the battle began"(Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton) A decade p ... more
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On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice Award Shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017  Set against a backdrop of ecological and economic instability, Sinéad Morrissey’s sixth collection, On Balance, revisits some ... more
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The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
In a timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers indispensable commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the ... more
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The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris - £16.50
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.  LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry — but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 19 ... more
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The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham - £9.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more
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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti - £14.99
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 i ... more
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Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti - £9.99
Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the exi ... more
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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson - £19.99
Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again!  In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who ... more
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A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann - £13.99
A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.  When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feare ... more
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The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings & Islamic Militancy in Nigeria by Helon Habila - £6.00
An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists.  On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadlies ... more
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Nasty Women by Various authors - £8.99
"An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now."(Margaret Atwood, Twitter) With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their ... more
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The Autistic Alice by Joanne Limburg - £9.95
There are two acts of recovery in this book – one of a lost brother, and another of a lost self. Joanne Limburg commemorates both in her third collection, The Autistic Alice.  In its title-sequence she uses Alice in Wonderland and Through t ... more
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The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’.   Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as ... more
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Pocket Michelle Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Pocket Michelle Obama Wisdom has assembled the very best quotes from the world's favourite First Lady.   Covering all of her favourite topics - from her love of french fries to her feelings on fashion and feminism - this handy little book finally ... more
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I am a Feminist: Quotes That Empower by Various authors - £9.99
Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal ri ... more
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This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey - £8.99
The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more
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The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start - £8.99
The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world ... more
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - £8.99
A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more
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A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai - £8.99
"Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own ... more
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Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane - £20.00
Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, ... more
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Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips - £14.99
If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye.   Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care abo ... more
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Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik - £14.99
A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years.   In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon ... more
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Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind by Joan Bakewell - £9.99
Now in her eighties, one of Britain's finest and most spirited women looks back on her life.   Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the governme ... more
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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman - £12.99
A memoir of mothers and daughters, traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.   More than Nadja Spiegelman’s famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and more than most mothers, hers — French-born New Yorker a ... more
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Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva - £13.99
Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tum ... more
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Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed - £22.99
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work.  Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offe ... more
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Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £10.00
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 ... more
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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li - £14.99
A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more
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Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe - £8.99
Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe.   Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memo ... more
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Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
�I�ve lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac � and that�s just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?�   When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favourite pieces for her new book she ... more
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Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish - £8.99
A memoir of parenthood by poet Hollie McNish� There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These ... more
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The Insomnia Poems by Grace Nichols - £9.95
In her latest collection, The Insomnia Poems, Grace Nichols explores those nocturnal hours when Sleep (the thief who nightly steals your brain) is hard to come by, and the politics of the day hard to shut out, never mind the lavender-scented pillow. ... more
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Women's Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp (Editor) - £19.99
Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard, mobilising around causes ranging from democracy and land rights to campaigns against domestic violence. In Tanzania and Tunisia, women have made major gain ... more
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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman - £8.99
Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. &nb ... more
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The Crunk Feminist Collection by Brittney C. Cooper, Susana M. Morris, and Robin M. Boylorn (Editors) - £21.99
For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted to have — relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this v ... more
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Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature by Shelley DeWees - £9.99
Jane Austen and the Brontës endure as British literature’s leading ladies (and for good reason)— but were these reclusive parsons’ daughters really the only writing women of their day? A feminist history of literary Britain, this witty, fascin ... more
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Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Woman Who are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine Zoepf - £12.99
For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did ... more
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Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman - £8.99
"Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up, Love"'"(Susan Calman) Susan Calman is a well known comedian ... more
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Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition by Claire Brock - £8.99
Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing, and established a career in England, Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then Astronomer Royal.   Soon making scientific discoveries i ... more
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Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice by Marlene G Fried, Elena Gutiérrez, Loretta Ross, and Jael Silliman - £14.99
Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice — on their own behalf.   Undivided Rights presents a textured understanding of the reproductive rights movement by ... more
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Out for Blood: Essays on Menstruation and Resistance by Breanne Fahs - £17.75
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies category.  Frames menstruation as a site of resistance, defiance, and shamelessness, showcasing the work of those who fight back against shame and silence.   Trans ... more
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Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence - £20.99
The editors and contributors to Color of Violence ask: What would it take to end violence against women of color?  Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, Color of Violence radically reposi ... more
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Eat. Sweat. Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives by Anna Kessel - £12.99
Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, 2016   For too long society has led us to believe that women and sport don't mix. While perspiration and 'fitspiration' have never been so hot, sport continues to be stubbornly cast a ... more
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Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade by Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankard Reist (Editors) - £19.95
For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same old line that sex work is just like any job. In large sections of the media, academia, public policy, Government and the law, the ... more
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Selected Poems by Nancy Cunard, edited by Sandeep Parmar - £12.99
Selected Poems gathers writing from four decades of Nancy Cunard's life, some published here for the first time.   The selection illuminates Cunard's transnational modernist project in full, from her early years as a coterie poet on the edges ... more
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