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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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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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The Sky is on Fire by Magsie Hamilton Little - £8.99
One Woman. One camel. Two nomads.   Three years ago Magsie Hamilton Little gave up her home and travelled to the Hoggar Mountains in central Saharan Africa to rethink her life. There, to everyone’s surprise – not least her own – she fo ... more
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Why the Politics of Breastfeeding Matter by Gabrielle Palmer - £7.99
The Politics of Breastfeeding, first published in 1988, remains a hugely important book. It exposes infant feeding as one of the most important global public health issues of our time, and describes how big business and vested interests influence the ... more
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See Red - Women's Workshop - Feminist Posters 1974-1990 by See Red members, with a foreword by Sheila Rowbotham - £19.99
Founded in 1974, See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled is ... more
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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - £20.00
"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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A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son's Search for His Mother by Jeremy Gavron - £8.99
"Gavron has written a book as brave and honest as it is heart-stopping and gripping. With the meticulousness of a detective and the heart and soul of an abandoned son, he sets out to examine a family tragedy so raw and agonising that it is rarely tal ... more
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Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou - £8.99
For the first time, poignant and witty aphorisms from the works of Maya Angelou all in one place, gorgeously presented alongside powerful photographs taken throughout her life, in a beautiful gift hardback. A lovely tribute to one of the most inspira ... more
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Wonder Women by Sam Maggs - £12.99
Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huan ... more
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Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister: Funny, Feisty Females by Gwenno Dafydd - £11.99
“Funny is Funny” - Joan Rivers   But how do you make it in the world of comedy if you are a woman?   With Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister, writer, actress and performer Gwenno Dafydd looks at the genesis of female comedy fr ... more
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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Compliated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein - £9.99
Renowned journalist and New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein paints a ground-breaking picture of today's sexual landscape - and reveals how girls and young women are negotiating it.   A generation gap has emerged between parents a ... more
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Frantumaglia: An Author's Journey Told Through Letters, Interviews, and Occasional Writings by Elena Ferrante - £16.99
From the author of My Brilliant Friend.   This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four ins ... more
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Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton - £11.99
This is what a feminist crafter looks like!   Wear your ideology on your sleeve by creating feminist merit badges (like “started an all-girl band” or “rocked roller derby”). Prove that the political is personal with DIY power panties ... more
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M Train by Patti Smith - £9.99
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village caf� where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, pa ... more
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Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham - £25.00
Sheila Rowbotham's Rebel Crossings tells the transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century. Radicalised by the rise of socialism, Helena Born, Miriam Daniell, Gertrude Dix, Robert Nicol and William Bailie cross the ... more
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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem - £9.99
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, ... more
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Princess: Secrets to Share by Jean Sasson - £7.99
After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who fo ... more
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Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen - £12.99
The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins.   Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the politi ... more
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Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton - £12.99
With tales from Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales — and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are at the center of the story.  Three women teach a strong man how to wrestle, a gi ... more
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Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena - £11.99
A founding text of transnational feminism.  For twenty-five years, Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World has been an essential primer on the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of women’s movements in Asia and the Mid ... more
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