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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
Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere - £16.99
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

The Way We Survive: Notes on Rape Culture - by Catriona Morton - £12.99
'This book will often hurt. It will make you angry, it will make you feel. My hope is that this hurt, this anger and these feelings will move you to change the way we talk about surviving sexual violence.'   Sexual violence is an epidemic h ... more

Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism - by Joanne Limburg - £14.99
'It seemed to me that many of the moments when my autism had caused problems, or at least marked me out as different, were those moments when I had come up against some unspoken law about how a girl or a woman should be, and failed to meet it.'  ... more

The Sex Lives of African Women - by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah - £18.99
The Sex Lives of African Women uniquely amplifies individual women from across the African continent and its global diaspora, as they speak of their diverse experiences of sex, sexualities and relationships.   Many of the women who tell their ... more

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism - by Dr Jen Gunter - £14.99
In The Menopause Manifesto internationally renowned New York Times bestselling author Dr Jen Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating ... more

Black Teacher - by Beryl Gilroy - £12.99
The rediscovered classic: a trailblazing Guyanese woman's memoir of post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion')  Denied teaching jobs due to the colour bar. Working in an office amidst ... more

Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent - by Katherine Angel - £10.99
A provocative, elegantly written analysis of female desire, consent, and sexuality in the age of MeToo.  Women are in a bind. In the name of consent and empowerment, they must proclaim their desires clearly and confidently. Yet sex researcher ... more

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood - by Jasper Rees - £9.99
'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

More Than a Woman - by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out.  Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the diff ... more

Rememberings - by Sinead O'Connor - £20.00
THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON.  Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tor ... more

Easier Ways to Say I Love You - by Lucy Fry - £8.99
A memoir on love, lust and attachment: one woman’s remarkable and candid account of transforming a difficult and uncomfortable love triangle into an honest polyamorous relationship.  Lucy Fry’s story opens with the heady and impassioned a ... more

Period. - by Emma Barnett - £9.99
'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

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy - by Anne Sebba - £20.00
Ethel Rosenberg's story has been called America's Dreyfus Affair: a catastrophic failure of humanity and justice that continues to haunt the national conscience, and is still being played out with different actors in the lead roles today.   O ... more

Loud Black Girls : 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What's Next? - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene (Editors) - £9.99
An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane.   Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of tw ... more

The Goddess Book: A Celebration of Witches, Queens, Healers, and Crones - by Nancy Blair, illustrated by Thalia Took - £14.99
This is a book of mediations that celebrate the divine feminine. It is an exploration of representations of the goddess throughout history. Here are heroines, queens, witches, healers, proud princesses, courageous daughters, and cranky crones.   ... more

(M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman - by Pragya Agarwal - £16.99
In a world where women have more choices than ever, society nevertheless continues to exert the stigma and pressures of less enlightened times when it comes to having children. We define women by whether they embrace or reject motherhood; whether the ... more

Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood - by Helen McCarthy - £12.99
In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of women's lives after childbirth. Yet a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their ... more

Sex Matters: How male-centric medicine endangers women's health and what we can do about it - by Dr Alyson J. McGregor - £9.99
A clarion call about the dangers of medicine for women, as well as a manual for how women can get the right care for their bodies.   Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models ... more

The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony - by Noriko Morishita - £8.99
For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita has studied and practised the intricate rules of the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony, trying to master its complexities in order to find inner peace.   In this vivid account of her experience of the univer ... more

Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine And Myth in a Man-Made World - by Elinor Cleghorn - £16.99
'We are taught that medicine is the art of solving our body's mysteries. And as a science, we expect medicine to uphold the principles of evidence and impartiality. We want our doctors to listen to us and care for us as people, but we also need their ... more

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot - by Mikki Kendall - £9.99
All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.   Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist issue ... more

Still Hot! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories - by Kaye Adams and Vicky Allan - £9.99
Every menopause has its own story. It's time we listened to them.   The Big M - not to mention the Big Peri-M - is a subject reduced to whispers or the cheap laughs of a hot flush. No one quite tells you the truth. No one prepares you for it. ... more

Notes on Grief - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £10.00
A devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.   'Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You ... more

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £8.99
A memorial collection of writings by the murdered young journalist Lyra McKee - from viral articles to unpublished material - that celebrates her life, work and creative legacy: one that will live on.   When Northern Irish writer Lyra McKee w ... more

What Have I Done? Motherhood, Mental Illness & Me - by Laura Dockrill - £8.99
Like any new mum, Laura Dockrill felt rather overwhelmed after the birth of her son.  But a slow recovery, sleep deprivation and anxiety quickly escalated into postpartum psychosis, and she had to spend a fortnight in a psych ward, separated fro ... more

I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain - by Anita Sethi - £16.99
One of Waterstones Best Books to Look Forward to in 2021 The Bookseller's Book of the Month A Guardian 2021 Literary Highlight  "I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for m ... more

Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O'Malley - by Judith Cook - £9.99
In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O'Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of plunderi ... more

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 mainsta ... more

Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun - by Catrina Davies - £9.99
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

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

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