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The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg - £13.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more
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The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White - £8.99
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 inspir ... more
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So Here I Am: Speeches by Great Women to Empower and Inspire by Anna Russell, illustrated by Camila Pinheiro - £18.99
Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation.   The first dedicated collection of seminal speeches by women from around the world, So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – withi ... more
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In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner - £12.99
Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai - £16.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more
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Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine - £6.99
In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... more
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East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins - £8.99
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more
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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco - £20.00
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
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Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You by Masie Hill - £12.99
A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle.  Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner.  The hormones of the menstrual ... more
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - £14.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma - £8.99
'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more
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"For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester's Radical Women 1914 to 1945 by Michael Herbert - £5.95
This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945. It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent an ... more
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Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson - £12.99
Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day i ... more
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Dayglo! The Creative Life of Poly Styrene by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe - £25.00
Poly Styrene was a singer-songwriter, an artist, a free-thinker, a post-modern style pioneer and a lifelong spiritual seeker: a true punk icon. But this rebel queen with the cheeky grin was also a latter-day pop artist with a wickedly perceptive gift ... more
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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine - £8.99
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 follow up to ... more
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Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life by Peggy Orenstein - £16.99
Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by the Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silence ... more
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We Are Feminist: An Infographic History of the Women's Rights Movement by Helen Pankhurst (Foreword) - £12.99
We Are Feminist is an accessible and fully-illustrated book that tells the story of the women's movement over the past 150 years. In a fantastic gift format, it's the perfect introduction to modern feminism for anyone who wants to learn more about th ... more
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Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot - £8.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Whiting Award for Non-Fiction Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick   Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in the Pac ... more
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The Feminist Papers: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft - £12.99
Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   By the matriarch of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights ... more
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Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World's Most Inspiring Women by Zoe Sallis (Editor) - £9.99
A fantastically inspiring collection of interviews with 40 successful and empowering women, including Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Mary Robinson and Shami Chakrabati, exploring their challenges and achievements.  In this empowering book, 40 ... more
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Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements - £12.99
A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, ... more
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Don't Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes - £14.99
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
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Images of The National Archives: Suffragettes by Lauren Willmott - £14.99
1918 was a watershed moment for the development of British democracy: for the first time, some women could vote. The occasion marked the culmination of a fifty-year long and arduous struggle of thousands of women and men up and down the country.  ... more
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You Can't Kill The Spirit! The Untold Story of the Women Who Set Up Camp to Stop Pit Closures by Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures - £12.00
In January 1993, seven pit camps were established to fight against pit closures announced in 1992 by Michael Heseltine, the President of the Board and Trade. One such Pit Camp, at Houghton Main in the Dearne Valley, was set up by local women and the ... more
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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 (Editor) - £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 pre ... 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's Most Remarkable Women 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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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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