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New Books - Women / Feminism

Sisters doing it for themselves - memoirs, activism, herstory ... (browse related category Feminism & Women )

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights - by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico - £15.99
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights.   The ongoing struggle for women’s rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to v ... more

Wild Geese: A Collection of Nan Shepherd's Writing - by Nan Shepherd - £8.99
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

Born Lippy: How to Do Female - by Jo Brand - £8.99
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

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £14.99
Interviews with women on the frontline of music, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.   Writer and critic Amy Raphael has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including Courtney Love, Patti Smi ... more

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin - by Lindsey Hilsum - £9.99
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends.  Winner of the James Tait Black Award  Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and racket ... more

The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran - by Masih Alinejad - £9.99
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her ... more

Notes to Self: Essays - by Emilie Pine - £9.99
THE EXTRAORDINARY #1 BESTSELLER - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon.   'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.'  In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speak ... more

Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo - by Kathy Cano-Murillo - £9.99
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo — from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows — with this fun and commemorative book!  With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstor ... more

Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison - by Caitlin Davies - £10.99
Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women.   Those who defied expectations about feminine behaviour have long been considered dangerous and unnatural, and ever since the Victorian era they have been removed from public view, loc ... more

Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes - by Diane Atkinson - £12.99
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

Classic Albums by Women - by Classic Album Sundays - £18.00
Across the genres, across the generations, across the board, this book presents over one hundred inspirational albums by women, from top-selling hits to the indie and obscure.   Classic Album Sundays - the world's most popular album listening ... more

Know My Name - by Chanel Miller - £16.99
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted ... more

Somebody I Used To Know - by Wendy Mitchell - £8.99
THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES SELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON ... more

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £16.99
"Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner"(Dolly Alderton) We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the ha ... more

Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield - by Ginny Hogan - £12.99
If there’s one thing we can agree on in a post-Trump America, it’s that sexism exists. While there are myriad books on female friendship in the marketplace, Toxic Femininity is the first book on the special relationship between female coworkers a ... more

Period. - by Emma Barnett - £12.99
'Don't be revolted, lead the revolt - preferably with a grin on your face and a tampon tucked proudly behind your ear.'  Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there's something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Free ... more

Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith - £12.99
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.   Following a run of New Year's concerts at ... more

Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration - by Leena Vastapuu, illustrated by Emmi Nieminen - £19.99
The Liberian civil wars of the 1990s and 2000s became notorious for their atrocities, and for the widespread use of child soldiers. Girls and young women accounted for up to 40 per cent of these soldiers, but their unique perspective and experiences ... more

Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines - by Henrietta Heald - £20.00
'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.'   This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine an ... more

How To Be Autistic - by Charlotte Amelia Poe - £8.99
An urgent, funny, shocking, and impassioned memoir by the winner of the Spectrum Art Prize 2018, How To Be Autistic by Charlotte Amelia Poe presents the rarely shown point of view of someone living with autism.  Poe’s voice is confident, moving ... more

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd - £18.99
The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

The Vagina Bible - by Dr. Jennifer Gunter - £14.99
Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function? Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen? Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex? What’s the truth about the HPV vaccine? So many important questions, s ... more

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - by Saidiya Hartman - £17.99
At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free. Their defeats were bitter, but their triumphs beca ... more

You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships - by Deborah Tannen - £9.99
A Washington Post Notable Book of 2017.  Deborah Tannen’s bestselling You Just Don’t Understand: Conversations Between Women and Men made us aware of the deep and subtle meanings behind the words we say. She has since explored the way we ... more

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown - £12.99
From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... more

Sex, Power, Money - by Sara Pascoe - £14.99
Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money.  Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to th ... more

Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide - by Cathia Jenainati, Judy Groves and Jem Milton - £13.99
What is feminism? Why are we still talking about it, and what can it tell us about ourselves, our societies and prejudices?   In this unique, illustrated introduction, we’ll explore the early history of conscious struggle against sexist op ... more

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot - by Vivien Goldman - £13.99
As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes p ... more

Hormonal: A Conversation About Women's Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard - by Eleanor Morgan - £13.99
Hormonal explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate sti ... more

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - by Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande (Editors) - £18.99
In a divided continent, Black women and women of colour come together to undertake creative resistances and imagine radical new futures.   This book brings together activists, artists and scholars of colour to show how Black feminism and Afro ... more

A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool - by Gill Rossini - £12.99
The story of Liverpool’s women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liver ... more

The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman's Walk in the Wild to Find Her Way Home - by Katherine May - £8.99
Perfect for fans of The Salt Path and The Outrun, this book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.  In August 2015, Ka ... more

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You - by Sofie Hagen - £12.99
‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’   In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she re ... more

Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer - by Sue Nelson - £8.99
THE BIOGRAPHY OF WALLY FUNK, AS SEEN IN THE ACCLAIMED MAJOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY MERCURY 13.  In 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women a ... more

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good - by adrienne maree brown - £14.00
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?   Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the ans ... more

Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield - £19.99
Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - by Brittney Cooper - £13.99
So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting ... more

Can We All Be Feminists? - by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £9.99
"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 wom ... more

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture - by Roxane Gay - £9.99
Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.  In this valuable and timely ... more

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia - by Tracey Thorn - £14.99
“I'm not the only person to have grown up stifled and bored in suburbia, it's almost the law.”   A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit ... more

What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali - £14.99
14 countries, 42 women, each with a story no one has heard before.   What do you do when you're living on the streets and on your period? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? How do we learn to love our bodies again a ... more

This Woman's Work - by Julie Delporte - £18.99
A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity and creativity.  This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £12.99
A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.  As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like ... more

The Beekeeper of Sinjar - by Dunya Mikhail - £8.99
In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more

Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi - £12.99
Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now - by Helen Pankhurst - £9.99
Why is it taking so long? Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality.  Why will we have to wait until 2069 for the gender pay gap to disappear in the UK? Why, in 20 ... more

Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner - £16.99
Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more

The Apology - by Eve Ensler - £16.99
"One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again"( Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday Times) Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. S ... more

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - by Kristen Ghodsee - £8.99
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 labour co ... more

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