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Women's Biography and Autobiography - Recently published women's biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

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Related booklists: Women in the Middle East, Women in Africa, Black British Women, Women in Ireland, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Women in China, Women in Asia, Black American Women, Biography and Autobiography, Nawal El-Saadawi, Women & Disability, Scottish Women, Black, Asian and Middle Eastern Biography and Autobiography, Environmental Memoirs and Biographies, Women in Education, Andrea Dworkin, Anne Frank,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 50 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick
    Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick

    £10.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780241994320 | ISBN 10: 0241994322

    'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
    A Woman in the Polar Night - by Christiane Ritter

    £12.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781805330899 | ISBN 10: 1805330896

    ‘Conjures the rasp of the ski runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights’ Sara Wheeler  ‘[An] astonishing, haunting memoir’ Isabella Tree  The rediscovered classic memoir – the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth by Francine Prose
    Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth - by Francine Prose

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780300274158 | ISBN 10: 0300274157

    A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy.   “A lucid and persuasive reinterpretation. Readers won’t see Cleopatra the same way again.”—Publishers Weekly   “W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life by Miriam Margolyes
    Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes

    £25.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781399803359 | ISBN 10: 1399803352

    'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where There
    Where There's Muck, There's Bras: True Stories of the Amazing Women of the North - by Kate Fox

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780008472924 | ISBN 10: 0008472920

    From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.  From Cartimandua, the forgo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby
    Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation - by Hannah Gadsby

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781911630258 | ISBN 10: 1911630253

    There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Hannah Gadsby, Nanette  Multi-awardwinning Hannah Gadsby transformed comedy with her show Nanette, even as she declared that she was quitting stand-up. Now, she takes us th ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Actor
    An Actor's Alphabet: An A to Z of Some Stuff I've Learnt and Some Stuff I'm Still Learning - by Julie Hesmondhalgh

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781839041211 | ISBN 10: 1839041218

    In this candid and empowering A to Z of being an actor, Julie Hesmondhalgh draws on her decades of experience on stage and screen – including in massively popular television shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Coronation Street – to lift ... more

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  • Cover image of book Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo
    Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241993620 | ISBN 10: 0241993628

    The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.  In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since its inception fifty years earlier - a revolutio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village by Lexi Stadlen
    Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village - by Lexi Stadlen

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744106 | ISBN 10: 1784744107

    On an island at the eastern edge of India, rural, remote and dense with jungle, is a Muslim village. In an ever-shifting landscape of mangroves and rivers, the women here dwell among contradictions, constrictions and change in a place where one's nei ... more

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  • Cover image of book In The Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
    In The Shadow of the Mountain - by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913183776 | ISBN 10: 1913183777

    ‘Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a warrior. I’m in awe of her strength and courage.’ – Selena Gomez  ‘an incredibly powerful story’ Sunday Independent  ‘powerful’ – New York Times  In the In the Shadow of the Mounta ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Explorers by Jayne Zanglein
    The Girl Explorers - by Jayne Zanglein

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781728239583 | ISBN 10: 1728239583

    The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.  Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong.  In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hund ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories I Might Regret Telling You by Martha Wainwright
    Stories I Might Regret Telling You - by Martha Wainwright

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398503731 | ISBN 10: 1398503738

    This is Martha Wainwright’s heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry and more.  Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi
    Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth - by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529108316 | ISBN 10: 1529108314

    Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.  They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.  These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery by Mia Doering
    Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery - by Mia Doering

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529371819 | ISBN 10: 1529371813

    “It became untenable for me to remain silent about a part of my life I had long kept secret. I had to follow the persistent, uncomfortable pull of truth, wherever it would lead me.”  From the outside looking in, the young life of Mia Dör ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
    Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body - by Rebekah Taussig

    £11.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780062936806 | ISBN 10: 0062936808

    A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Class of
    Class of '37 : Voices from Working-Class Girlhood - by Hester Barron and Claire Langhamer

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781789464054 | ISBN 10: 1789464056

    It is 1937 in a northern mill-town and a class of twelve- and thirteen-year-old girls are writing about their lives, their world, and the things that matter to them. They tell of cobbled streets and crowded homes; the Coronation festivities and holid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cack-Handed: A Memoir by Gina Yashere
    Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008486976 | ISBN 10: 0008486972

    The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.  According to fami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun by Catrina Davies
    Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun - by Catrina Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781787836822 | ISBN 10: 1787836827

    Fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid. It’s about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living, whether you’re afraid or not.   Fuzzy-haired, free-spirited, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover, Jack, leav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood by Kristin Hersh
    Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood - by Kristin Hersh

    £14.95   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781911036753 | ISBN 10: 1911036750

    Doony, Ryder, Wyatt, Bodhi. The names of Kristin Hersh's sons are the only ones included in her new memoir, Seeing Sideways. As the book unfolds and her sons voices rise from its pages, it becomes clear why: these names tell the story of her life.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai
    We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474610056 | ISBN 10: 1474610056

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother
    Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine - by Emily Bernard

    £14.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780857527851 | ISBN 10: 0857527851

    "Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. Race is the story of my life, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
    Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526611642 | ISBN 10: 1526611643

    All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526614766 | ISBN 10: 1526614766

    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

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  • Cover image of book Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope by Sarah Jane Douglas
    Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope - by Sarah Jane Douglas

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783964956 | ISBN 10: 1783964952

    Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - by Hallie Rubenhold

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784162344 | ISBN 10: 1784162345

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 2019   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway
    Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529103380 | ISBN 10: 152910338x

    “Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists by Celia Brayfield
    Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781448217496 | ISBN 10: 1448217490

    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

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  • Cover image of book The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley
    The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley

    £15.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780762466641 | ISBN 10: 0762466642

    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

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  • Cover image of book Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
    Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading - by Lucy Mangan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784709228 | ISBN 10: 1784709220

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.   She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es
    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found - by Bart van Es

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241978726 | ISBN 10: 0241978726

    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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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    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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  • Cover image of book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State - by Nadia Murad

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349009773 | ISBN 10: 0349009775

    '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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  • Cover image of book A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation by Lisa Wright
    A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation - by Lisa Wright

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912362929 | ISBN 10: 1912362929

    Lucy Deane was from an upper class military family and was appointed in 1893, aged 28, by Herbert Asquith; then the Home Secretary, and she was sent across the British Isles, to the dismay of male factory inspectors, to inspect and report on the cond ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman
    A Woman's Work - by Harriet Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141983868 | ISBN 10: 0141983868

    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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  • Cover image of book Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke
    Your Life in My Hands - by Rachel Clarke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786068651 | ISBN 10: 1786068656

    To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life? To toughen up the hard way, through repeated exposure to life-and-death situations, clinging on until your skills, expertise and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox
    Jo Cox: More in Common - by Brendan Cox

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473659186 | ISBN 10: 1473659183

    A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker. "Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place"(Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States) THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES B ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma
    The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom - by Peter Popham

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846043734 | ISBN 10: 1846043735

    Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw
    The Importance of Music to Girls - by Lavinia Greenlaw

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571332274 | ISBN 10: 0571332277

    If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway... the music attracted and repelled, organised and disturbed and then let us into the night, clusters of emotio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nasty Women by Various authors
    Nasty Women - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995623828 | ISBN 10: 0995623821

    "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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  • Cover image of book The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead
    The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington - by Joanna Moorhead

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349008776 | ISBN 10: 0349008779

    A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.   In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, Prim, who had disappe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish
    Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood - by Hollie McNish

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349134512 | ISBN 10: 0349134510

    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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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading by Nilanjana Roy
    The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading - by Nilanjana Roy

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789350297117 | ISBN 10: 9350297116

    From Bankimchandra Chatterjee to G.V. Desani to Vikram Seth, Indian writing in English has come a long way over the last hundred years. And Nilanjana Roy – voracious eater of books and sharpest of critics – has taken stock of it all.   On ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden
    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown - by Lezley McSpadden

    £20.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781942872528 | ISBN 10: 1942872526

    The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden — the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 — sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
    Negroland: A Memoir - by Margo Jefferson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028

    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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  • Cover image of book In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl
    In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - by Yeonmi Park

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241973035 | ISBN 10: 0241973031

    '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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  • Cover image of book An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist
    An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar - by Reinhard Kleist

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910593097 | ISBN 10: 1910593095

    The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.   In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Eur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to My Fanny by Cherry Healey
    Letters to My Fanny - by Cherry Healey

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405919791 | ISBN 10: 1405919795

    In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions.   "This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it's several letters - to every part f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka
    Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War - by Niromi de Soyza

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781760293260 | ISBN 10: 1760293261

    In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this i ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Cabin
    From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea - by Jo Stanley

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780752488783 | ISBN 10: 0752488783

    Traditionally, a womans place was never on stormy seas. But actually thousands of dancers, purserettes, doctors, stewardesses, captains and conductresses have taken to the waveson everything from floating palaces to battered windjammers. Their darin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor)
    Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling - by Suze Clemitson (Editor)

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472912916 | ISBN 10: 1472912918

    When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of t ... more

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