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New Books - Women / Feminism

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

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - by Hallie Rubenhold - £9.99
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 2019   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolv ... more

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £12.99
When the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry in April 2019 aged just 29, she was survived by her articles that had been read and loved by thousands worldwide.   This memorial anthology will weave together the pieces that ... more

Recollections Of My Non-Existence - by Rebecca Solnit - £16.99
In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled h ... more

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - by Caroline Criado Perez - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accide ... more

Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging - by Tessa McWatt - £14.99
"This remarkable meditation on beautiful, human bodies formed by the violence of slavery and by colonial shame resists categorisation, even as it shows up the ways in which categories of race and identity are no more than empty methods of social cont ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £8.99
As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.  FOR BLACK GIRLS ... more

Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel - by Rosita Boland - £8.99
From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia as a young graduate, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a d ... more

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them - by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £8.99
We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you? The result is extraordinary.  Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by ... more

A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago - by Lennie Goodings - £16.99
'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then - only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain - that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did ... more

Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe - by Sophie Hughes & Sarah Cleave (Editors) - £12.99
Featuring Asja Bakić, Zsófia Bán, Annelies Beck, Silvia Bencivelli, Hilary Cottam, Lisa Dwan, Yvonne Hofstetter, Nora Ikstena, Maarja Kangro, Kapka Kassabova, Sofia Kouvelaki, Carine Krecké, Caroline Muscat, Nora Nadjarian, Ioana Nicolaie, Bronka ... more

It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race - by Mariam Khan (Editor) - £9.99
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 pre ... more

A Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations - by Toni Morrison - £9.99
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 in wh ... more

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism - by Nadya Tolokonnikova - £9.99
"as indispensable to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating insurrection against, say, a sexist, racist, nepotistic power-mad oligarchy threatening to dest ... more

My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself - by Zeba Talkhani - £14.99
28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK.  Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on liv ... more

Don't Hold My Head Down - by Lucy-Anne Holmes - £9.99
Don't Hold My Head Down is a memoir about sex. It starts with the author having a disappointing, drunken wank to internet porn, and ends with her having day-long orgasms and taking on the most powerful newspaper in the country.  In her mid-thirt ... more

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism & Dragons - by Elly Blue (Editor) - £10.99
From the great, winged, fire-breathing lizards of the west to the wise, flying serpents of the east, dragons play a powerful role in our myths and imaginations.  In these fourteen stories and one comic, bicyclists encounter a diversity of dragon ... more

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women - by Jane Robinson - £20.00
An inspiring and startling centenary history of the first professional women whose determination to have successful careers shaped the personal and working lives of women today.  It is a myth that the First World War liberated women.  The Sex ... more

Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea - by Charlotte Runcie - £9.99
A lyrical exploration of the sea, how it inspires art, music and literature and how it connects us, from the Daily Telegraph’s poetry critic. As heard on BBC Radio 4.  In Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, ... more

Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It - by Rosemary Goring (Editor) - £12.99
Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medi ... more

She Speaks: The Power of Women's Voices - by Yvette Cooper - £10.00
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

Give Birth Like a Feminist: Your body. Your baby. Your choices - by Milli Hill - £14.99
As featured on BBC Radio 5 Live.  Birth is a feminist issue. It’s the feminist issue nobody’s talking about.   For too long women have been told, ‘a healthy baby is all that matters’. This book dares to say women matter too.  Final ... more

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement - by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - £20.00
On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world.  Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and priva ... more

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim - by Leah Vernon - £19.99
A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.   Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to ... more

Whose Story is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters - by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle over that foundational power. Women, people of colour and non-straight people are telling other versions, and white men in particular are fighting to preserve their own cent ... more

Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death - £20.00
Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. ... more

Women, Race & Class - by Angela Y. Davis - £9.99
Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this groundbreaking history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation.   Tracin ... more

If Women Rose Rooted: A Life-Changing Journey to Authenticity and Belonging - by Sharon Blackie - £8.99
‘This is the core of our task: to respect and revere ourselves, and so bring about a world in which women are respected and revered, recognised once again as holding the life-giving power of the earth itself.’   If Women Rose Rooted has be ... more

Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women - by Helena Kennedy - £9.99
Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner. Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.   Helena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that wo ... more

A History of the World in 21 Women - by Jenni Murray - £9.99
The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names.   From the bestselling author of A History of Britain in 21 Women. The history of the world is th ... more

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights - by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico - £15.99
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights.   The ongoing struggle for women’s rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to v ... more

Wild Geese: A Collection of Nan Shepherd's Writing - by Nan Shepherd - £8.99
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

Born Lippy: How to Do Female - by Jo Brand - £8.99
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

The Ungrateful Refugee - by Dina Nayeri - £16.99
A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience.  What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is ... more

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £14.99
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

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin - by Lindsey Hilsum - £9.99
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends.  Winner of the James Tait Black Award  Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and racket ... more

The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran - by Masih Alinejad - £9.99
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 her ... more

Notes to Self: Essays - by Emilie Pine - £9.99
THE EXTRAORDINARY #1 BESTSELLER - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon.   'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.'  In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speak ... more

Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo - by Kathy Cano-Murillo - £9.99
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo — from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows — with this fun and commemorative book!  With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstor ... more

Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison - by Caitlin Davies - £10.99
Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women.   Those who defied expectations about feminine behaviour have long been considered dangerous and unnatural, and ever since the Victorian era they have been removed from public view, loc ... more

Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes - by Diane Atkinson - £12.99
Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this definitive history charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle.  An Observer Pick of 2018 A New Statesman Book of ... more

Classic Albums by Women - by Classic Album Sundays - £18.00
Across the genres, across the generations, across the board, this book presents over one hundred inspirational albums by women, from top-selling hits to the indie and obscure.   Classic Album Sundays - the world's most popular album listening ... more

Know My Name - by Chanel Miller - £16.99
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted ... more

Somebody I Used To Know - by Wendy Mitchell - £8.99
THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES SELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON ... more

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £16.99
"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

Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield - by Ginny Hogan - £12.99
If there’s one thing we can agree on in a post-Trump America, it’s that sexism exists. While there are myriad books on female friendship in the marketplace, Toxic Femininity is the first book on the special relationship between female coworkers a ... more

Period. - by Emma Barnett - £12.99
'Don't be revolted, lead the revolt - preferably with a grin on your face and a tampon tucked proudly behind your ear.'  Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there's something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Free ... more

Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith - £12.99
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

Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration - by Leena Vastapuu, illustrated by Emmi Nieminen - £19.99
The Liberian civil wars of the 1990s and 2000s became notorious for their atrocities, and for the widespread use of child soldiers. Girls and young women accounted for up to 40 per cent of these soldiers, but their unique perspective and experiences ... more

Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines - by Henrietta Heald - £20.00
'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.'   This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine an ... more

How To Be Autistic - by Charlotte Amelia Poe - £8.99
An urgent, funny, shocking, and impassioned memoir by the winner of the Spectrum Art Prize 2018, How To Be Autistic by Charlotte Amelia Poe presents the rarely shown point of view of someone living with autism.  Poe’s voice is confident, moving ... more

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd - £18.99
The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

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