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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Becoming by Michelle Obama - £25.00
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... more
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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor) - £12.99
If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." — Combahee River Collective Statement  The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizatio ... more
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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson - £9.99
Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more
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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors) - £12.99
“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more
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Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates - £14.99
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 interna ... more
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Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women by Helena Kennedy - £20.00
What comes after #MeToo? One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights answers with this urgent, authoritative and deeply shocking look at British justice.   In Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new e ... more
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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard - £6.99
Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on ... more
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The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma - £12.99
In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, i.e. all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and t ... more
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How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper - £10.00
The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.  Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.   ... more
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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis (Editor) - £12.99
Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:  Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alici ... more
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand - £20.00
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
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Feminist Felties: 21 Inspiring and Empowering Projects in Felt and Fabric by Missy Covington - £9.99
Over 20 fierce, feminist felt craft designs to make - sew your solidarity!   You’ve knitted your Pussyhat, now what do you do? This quirky new craft book will provide you with all the creative inspiration you need to carry on making a powerful f ... more
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Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About by Michelle Rosenberg and Sonia Picker - £14.99
Keeping it to just 100 was a struggle. But we figured that any more miscast, missing and misunderstood women in one sitting would push you over the edge in your righteous, indignant fury. So actually, we’re thinking of you. (You're welcome).   ... more
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Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £13.99
"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a remarkable and inspiring nineteen-year-old activist who the BBC named one of 100 "inspirational and influential women" of 2016.   Why is it difficult for so many ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Artists by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a res ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a res ... more
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad - £9.99
'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more
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Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney - £9.99
In their first book together, Midorikawa and Sweeney resurrect four literary collaborations, which were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shad ... more
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Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon – from Androgyny to Zula by Babeth Lafon and Steve Wide - £12.99
Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.   From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her ... more
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Why Does Patriarchy Persist? by Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider - £9.99
The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many: despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and re ... more
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What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £9.99
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 superwome ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £9.99
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more
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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald - £17.99
Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-d ... more
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Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance by Lois Tonkin - £12.99
Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also presents the hopefulness and positivity of the women interv ... more
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Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill - £12.99
Beautifully illustrated feminist fairytales for young and old.   Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.  Gone ... more
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The Power of Women by June Sarpong - £5.00
Feminism is often presented as a women’s movement, but the truth is that harnessing women’s untapped potential will make everyone better off… including men!  Looking to our personal relationships, social and cultural climate and business ... more
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera - £12.99
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more
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