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New Books - Women / Feminism

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

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths - by Natalie Haynes - £9.99
The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.  Stories of gods and monsters are the mai ... more

Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood - by Kristin Hersh - £14.95
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

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £14.99
"An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... more

This is Your Time - by Ruby Bridges - £8.99
On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges became the first black child to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans. Escorted by federal marshals past angry segregationist protesters, young Ruby attended William Frantz Elementary and e ... more

Cut from the Same Cloth? Muslim Women on Life in Britain - by Sabeena Akhtar (Editor) - £9.99
Do you wear that at home? Where are you really from? Does he make you wear that? Do you support acts of terror? Do you believe in 'British values'? Can I see your hair? Do you have equality? Are you hot in that? Can you be a feminist? Why don't you j ... more

Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt's Roaring '20s - by Raphael Cormack - £20.00
1920s Cairo: singers were pressing hit records, dramatic troupes were springing up and cabarets were packed – a counterculture was on the rise. In bars, hash-dens and music halls, people of all backgrounds came together as a passionate group of art ... more

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers - by Selma Dabbagh (Editor) - £14.99
It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another - that many of the writers are women.  We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heri ... more

Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival - by Janey Godley - £9.99
Born in the tough East End of Glasgow and married into one of the city's most notorious criminal families, Janey Godley's young life was far from ordinary.  From the grim and far-from-swinging 60s, to the discos of the 70s, to the tidal wave of ... more

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend - by Tracey Thorn - £16.99
In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a ... more

White Tears / Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour - by Ruby Hamad - £16.99
'How is it that we have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional comfort of white people?'  White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool agai ... more

Free to Be Me: Refugee Stories from the Lesbian Immigration Support Group - by Jane Traies (Editor) - £11.99
A new collection of interviews with lesbian and bi women seeking asylum in the UK and the campaigners working with them. Here in their own words are their stories of love, trauma, struggle and friendship, courage and solidarity.   Profits fro ... more

Men Who Hate Women: The Extremism Nobody is Talking About - by Laura Bates - £9.99
The extremism nobody talks about. And how it affects us all. Imagine a world in which a vast network of incels and other misogynists are able to operate, virtually undetected.  These extremists commit deliberate terrorist acts against women. ... more

You're History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music - by Lesley Chow - £10.99
From Kate Bush to Nicki Minaj, from Janet Jackson to TLC and Taylor Swift, pop's greatest female pioneers are simply strange: smashing notions of taste and decorum, and replacing them with new ideals of pleasure.  Instead of rehashing biographie ... more

This Is How We Come Back Stronger: Feminist Writers On Turning Crisis Into Change - by The Deminist Book Society (Editors) - £14.99
Feminist writers come together to respond to the crisis of 2020 in this uniquecollection of essays, interviews, and fiction.   Spring 2020. When everything changed.   As life around the world retreated behind closed doors, gend ... more

Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth About the Motherhood Penalty and How to Fix It - by Joeli Brearley - £14.99
An eye-opening exploration of modern motherhood packed with practical advice on navigating discrimination in the workplace.   Imagine suddenly being sacked from your job. After spending years building your career, it's all taken away in ... more

Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging - by Tessa McWatt - £9.99
"This remarkable meditation on beautiful, human bodies formed by the violence of slavery and by colonial shame resists categorisation, even as it shows up the ways in which categories of race and identity are no more than empty methods of social cont ... more

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights - by Helen Lewis - £8.99
** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** ** A Sunday Times bestseller **  Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting ... more

On This Day She: Putting Women Back Into History, One Day At A Time - by Jo Bell, Tania Hershman and Ailsa Holland - £20.00
The tried and tested 'On This Day in History' format has elevated the stories of many people and their impact on the wider world. However, of those considered noteworthy by the Establishment, just a fraction are women. But this is not the whole story ... more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £9.99
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

Becoming - by Michelle Obama - £12.99
Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First La ... more

Give Us Freedom: The Women who Revolutionised the Modern World - by Rosalind Miles - £10.99
'They will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death'  So said,in 1913, the brilliant orator and suffragette,Emmeline Pankhurst, just one of the inspiring women who won the vote for women. She remains a heroine for those det ... more

Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan: A Revolutionary Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and the Weeks That Follow - by Rebecca Schiller - £14.99
Providing you with everything you've ever wanted to know about pregnancy, this is the definitive guide from conception to the first few weeks' at home with your newborn.  Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is a revolutionary new guide to pregnancy and ... more

I Am Not Your Baby Mother - by Candice Brathwaite - £8.99
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...   When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and ... more

Golem Girl: A Memoir - by Riva Lehrer - £20.00
***WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD***  In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents ... more

The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers - by Jacqueline Bishop - £19.99
In this collection of interviews, Jacqueline Bishop is in conversation with eighteen female Jamaican writers, some of whom have emigrated from the island. This deeply intimate and personal encounter between the writer and artist, Bishop, and those sh ... more

Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History - by Lauren Marino - £14.99
A boldly illustrated celebration of literary history's most revolutionary, talented women writers.  Women have written some of our most extraordinary literary works while living in societies and cultures that tried to silence them. These women da ... more

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol - by Holly Whitaker - £9.99
We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at work events, lunches, book clubs and weddings. Yet no one ever questions alcohol's ubiquity.  In fact, the only thing ever questions is why people don't drink. It is a qualifier for belon ... more

The Prison Teacher: Stories from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner - £8.99
Step inside one of Britain's most notorious prisons...   During her time as a prison teacher Mim Skinner met every type of criminal. But her job was not to judge them, it was to teach.   In this compelling, inspirational memoir Mim takes you b ... more

Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

Distant Sunflower Fields - by Li Juan - £10.99
‘The earth’s most powerful force is not its quake, but rather its ability to be home for myriad creatures to grow’   An iron-willed mother, an ageing grandmother, a pair of mismatched dogs and 90 mu of less-than-ideal farmland: thes ... more

Love Letters: Vita and Virginia - by Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West - £9.99
'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone. I just miss you...'  At a dinner party in 1922, Virginia Woolf met the renowned author, arist ... more

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul - by Taran Khan - £9.99
One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...   When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations.   Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile cit ... more

All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying - by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary - £16.99
'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant r ... more

No Modernism Without Lesbians - by Diana Souhami - £9.99
The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place - Paris, Between the Wars - fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.  Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher; a ... more

Kurdish Women's Stories - by Houzan Mahmoud (Editor) - £16.99
Kurdistan has had a tumultuous history, and the women who lived there have experienced a life like no other. From Saddam Hussein's reign of terror beginning in the 1960s, to the fight against ISIS today, violence, revolution and questions around iden ... more

The Body Is Not An Apology (Revised and Expanded Second Edition) - by Sonya Renee Taylor - £15.99
A global movement guided by love.   Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with ou ... more

Feisty and Fiery and Fierce: Badass Celtic Women to Live Your Life by from Scotland, Ireland & Wales - by Mairi Kidd - £14.99
Celtic women, both 'ordinary' and 'extraordinary' have often been overlooked in recorded history, while their male counterparts hogged the limelight. Too often written by the victors, and written by men, for men, the incredible stories of Scottish, I ... more

Thin Places - by Kerri ni Dochartaigh - £14.99
A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ni Dochartaigh's story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world.  Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry, on the ... more

Black Girl In Love (with Herself) - by Trey Anthony - £12.99
The essential guide to self-love that every black woman needs; you can create the life you deserve - no matter what you've been told in the past.  After a lifetime of never truly relating to personal development experts because of the colour of her ... more

Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets - by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton - £8.99
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie’s uniq ... more

The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz - by Heather Dune Macadam - £9.99
On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Be ... more

Do it Like a Woman... And Change the World - by Caroline Criado-Perez - £9.99
In the last five years, the feminist movement has seen a radical upswell of energy and activism. We have been inspired by #LeanIn, we have found solidarity in #MeToo. We've pushed one another to be stronger and try harder.   Caroline Criado-Pe ... more

One Life - by Megan Rapinoe - £20.00
An instant New York Times bestseller!   Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field. Guided by her personal journey into social justice, bri ... more

Ain't I A Woman? - by Sojourner Truth - £5.99
'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now'   A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fou ... more

Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood - by Kenya Hunt (Editor) - £16.99
Featuring contributions from Candice Carty-Williams, Jessica Horn, Ebele Okobi, Funmi Fetto and Freddie Harrel.  In the vein of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection o ... more

Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World - by Zahra Hankir (Editor) - £9.99
Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection.  A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern sahafiyat - female journalists - are working t ... more

The Virago Book Of Women Travellers - by Mary Morris (Editor), with Larry O'Connor - £14.99
Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian gardens or imbibe the French countryside, to challenge the fierce Sahara or climb an impossible mountain.  The ... more

Why Women Are Blamed For Everything - by Dr Jessica Taylor - £14.99
She asked for it. She was flirting. She was drinking. She was wearing a revealing dress. She was too confident. She walked home alone. She stayed in that relationship. She was naive. She didn't report soon enough. She didn't fight back. She ... more

Republic of Shame: How Ireland Punished 'Fallen Women' and Their Children - by Caelainn Hogan - £9.99
Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'.  In the Magdalene laundries, girls and women were incarcer ... more

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls - by Mona Eltahawy - £15.99
A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.  Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist act ... more

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood - by Jasper Rees - £20.00
'I was born with a warped sense of humour and when I was carried home from being born it was Coronation Day and so I was called Victoria but you are not supposed to know who wrote this anyway it is about time I unleashed my pent-up emotions in a bitt ... more

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