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#MeToo: A Women's Poetry Anthology by Deborah Alma (Editor) - £10.00
#MeToo – rallying against sexual assault and harassment: A women’s poetry anthology – edited by poet Deborah Alma. "This collection is quite the rollercoaster: it made me cry with sadness – and with joy. I salute the courage of the women w ... more
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The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont, illustrated by Manjit Thapp - £12.99
This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honours one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.   In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vi ... more
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The Unmumsy Mum Diary by The Unmumsy Mum - £8.99
She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her words have made mums, dads and grandpa ... more
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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind by Emily Reynolds - £9.99
A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.  Emily Reynolds is mad. After years of trying - and failing - to cope with her symptoms, she was finally d ... more
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Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! by Catherine Mayer - £9.99
Cometh the hour, Cometh the women.   In this inspirational book, the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party sets out compelling evidence for the social and economic benefits of gender equality and lays bare the mechanisms holding wome ... more
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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It by Angela Saini - £9.99
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, psych ... more
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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran by Lois Pryce - £10.99
Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country.   Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award.   In 2011, at the ... more
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, & Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins - £10.99
Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon, The Millions, Refinery29, the Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bitch Media, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and Paperback Paris.  From one of the fie ... more
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Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £5.00
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 do ... more
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The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate - £9.99
The history of feminism told through its most prominent advocates, including a diverse range of international names and faces. The Periodic Table of Feminism is an empowering, engaging and informed look at the feminist movement through the internati ... more
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Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards 2017: the perfect book for International Women's Day.   If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye. ... more
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Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks - £14.95
In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology ... more
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Of Women: In the 21st Century by Shami Chakrabarti - £9.99
A powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get there.  It is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights first and developing worlds, rich and poor women's health, wealth, education, repre ... more
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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti - £9.99
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 is th ... more
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WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel - £8.99
Imagine a sisterhood – across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don't know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we wil ... more
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Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo - £9.99
*Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2018* *Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*   Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for ... more
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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love by Emily Witt - £8.99
Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Until recently she had always imagined she would meet the right person and fall in love. But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated; sexual acquisit ... more
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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn - £9.99
This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.  This 75th anniversary edition c ... more
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Meatless Days by Sara Suleri - £8.99
"Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read"(Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction) Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the a ... more
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Votes For Women! The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage by Jenni Murray - £7.99
Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor.   They terrorised the establishment.   They fought for the vote.   They pushed back boundaries and revolut ... more
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Brave by Rose McGowan - £20.00
"My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same."(Rose McGowan) A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A ... more
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Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits by Frances Borzello - £18.95
This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety.   The two earliest self-portraits come from 12th-century illuminated manuscripts in wh ... more
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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now by Helen Pankhurst - £25.00
On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last century, and offers a pow ... more
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Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst - £8.99
'By the summer of 1998, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away ...'   For twelve years, Bella ... more
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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson - £18.99
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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Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson - £30.00
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
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A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman - £9.99
When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are bet ... more
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Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson - £20.00
FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4 'START THE WEEK'.   Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.   1913: th ... more
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele - £16.99
“Twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.”   The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which explores how the movement was born.   ... more
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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know by Hannah Jewell - £18.99
100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.   These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be ... more
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Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution by Ellie Roscher - £12.99
Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother ... more
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In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott - £9.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD   In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Chris ... more
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Backwards & in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film by Alicia Malone - £12.99
"...but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels."(Bob Thaves) Women in film: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. ... more
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Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia - £8.99
The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.  When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in the 1930’s, she and her six siblings fell from a comfortable middle-clas ... more
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Under My Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them by Eli Davies and Rhian E Jones (Editors) - £9.99
Vogue Books of the Year 2017   In the majority of mainstream writing and discussions on music, women appear purely in relation to men as muses, groupies or fangirls, with our own experiences, ideas and arguments dismissed or ignored. But this ... more
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Mindful Pregnancy & Birth: Nurturing Love and Awareness by Riga Forbes - £8.99
Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about makin ... more
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Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean by Jennifer Browdy (Editor) - £15.99
Essays on Latinx and Caribbean identity and on globalization by renowned women writers, including Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.  Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the voices of ... more
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A Brief History of Feminism by Patu and Antje Schrupp - £12.95
The history of feminism? The right to vote, Susan B. Anthony, Gloria Steinem, white pantsuits? Oh, but there’s so much more. And we need to know about it, especially now. In pithy text and pithier comics, A Brief History of Feminism engages us, edu ... more
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Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath - £10.99
The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath’s life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery an ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £20.00
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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Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins - £17.99
Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics ... more
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The Natural Menopause Plan by Maryon Stewart - £12.99
Over the past 20 years Maryon Stewart has helped over a million women worldwide alleviate the symptoms of menopause and other hormonally-based conditions. The effects of menopause can be utterly debilitating for women, and can destroy their physical, ... more
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Abortion Wars: The fight for Reproductive Rights by Judith Orr - £12.99
Britain's 1967 Abortion Act is 50 years old. It brought about profound social change, but the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that it’s time women ... more
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You Sad Feminist by Megan Beech - £9.99
How do you feel empowered when depression leaves you powerless? How do you promote self-esteem when your internal critic always shouts the loudest? How do you change the world when you can't get out of bed?   In the second collection by t ... more
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Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath - £13.99
Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true — that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years ... more
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Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth - £7.99
This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intoler ... more
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Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis - £12.99
The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour ... more
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Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions by Isabella Bunnell - £9.95
Vajournal is a canvas on which to explore feminist rage.   Thought-provoking activities ask readers to list all the people they have ever slept with, describe their worst and best sexual experiences, draw their breasts and pubic hair, explore ... more
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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... And Why by Sady Doyle - £12.99
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.   She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and a ... more
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon - £10.99
WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD   Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer   Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction ... more
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Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn, illustrated by Lisa Congdon - £19.99
Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the ... more
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