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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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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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Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood - £16.99
Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement wit ... more
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Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers by James Essinger - £9.99
Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named Ada, after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as ... more
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The Virago Book of Women Gardeners by Deborah Kellaway - £14.99
From diggers and weeders, to plantswomen and landscape designers, women have contributed greatly to the world of gardening. This book contains collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, from writers including Colette, Germaine Greer ... more
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Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher - £24.99
Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wel ... more
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Women's Football: The Secret History by Tim Tate - £7.99
Boxing Day 1920, and 53,000 men, women and children pack inside Goodison Park. The extraordinary crowds have come to watch two local rivals play a match for charity. But this is no ordinary charity fixture. Eleven of the players are international cel ... more
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A Feminist Manifesto for Education by Miriam E. David - £15.99
The idea that gender equality in education has been achieved is now a staple of public debate. As a result, educational policies and practices often do not deal explicitly with gender issues, such as sexual abuse, harassment or violence. Exaggeration ... more
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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot - £8.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2016   When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land ... more
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Fifty Shades of Feminism by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach, and Rachel Holmes - £9.99
The antidote to the idea that being a woman is all about submitting to desire. There are many more shades than that and here are fifty women to explore them.  Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged p ... more
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher - £9.99
In the early years of the People’s Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations. Yet those gains have been steadily eroded in China’s post-socialist era.   Contrary to the image presented by China’s media, women in ... more
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The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Remain Twenty-Something for Ever by Isy Suttie - £8.99
Isy Suttie - writer, comedian and actress - on not quite being a grown-up "Isy Suttie turns the painful process of growing-up into something laugh-out-loud funny, and for that I could kiss her"(Bryony Gordon, author of The Wrong Knickers) "A cr ... more
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Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell - £16.99
Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a ki ... more
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The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis - £9.99
"In the space of five years, I went from graduating at Harvard to becoming a psychiatric patient. I overcame the stranglehold of depression and chose not to die. Instead, I embraced life only to discover I am a good Greek girl at heart, albeit an unc ... more
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Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy by Grace Chang - £13.99
Illegal. Un-American. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain.   Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women ... more
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The War on Women by Sue Lloyd Roberts - £16.99
In 1973, Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video-journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union, China and Iran. During her 30-year-long career she travelled the world and w ... more
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Grey is the Colour of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya - £9.99
The reissue of four unforgettable books by acclaimed poet, novelist and dissident Irina Ratushinskaya.   If it ever falls to you, my reader (though God forbid!) to see your name written on a prison wall and followed by the letters 'LYMTL', that wi ... more
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Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson - £12.99
The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain ... more
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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin - £16.99
'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'   If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, b ... more
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The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley - £11.99
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.   The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre ... more
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The Feminist Activity Book by Gemma Correll - £7.99
Looking to smash the patriarchy and get your arts and crafts on? Want to have a laugh while taking down sexist stereotypes? Look no further than Gemma Correll's Feminist Activity Book, where your dress up doll can wear whatever she wants and the only ... more
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Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers by Lori J. Marso - £21.99
The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries.  Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that w ... more
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Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins - £7.99
Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she had ... more
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky - £16.99
A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.  Full of striking ... more
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Reckless by Chrissie Hynde - £8.99
By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect 50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock n roll, motorbikes and the get down boys seen at gigs in and around Cleveland Mitch R ... more
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Zaha Hadid by Philip Jodidio - £8.99
Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable.  During the latter years of her life, Hadids daring visio ... more
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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park - £9.99
'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'   Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew ... more
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