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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
This Much is True - by Miriam Margolyes - £20.00
BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure ... more

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree - by Nice Leng'ete - £20.00
An inspirational story of one girl who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside, and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa.  Born in a remote village in Kenya, Nice Leng'ete saw the yo ... more

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration and Life on Earth - by Kate Greene - £9.99
A powerful reflection on life in isolation, in pursuit of the dream of Mars.   In 2013 Kate Greene moved to Mars. On NASA's first HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission in Hawaii, she lived for four months in an isolated geodesic dome with her cre ... more

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo - £14.99
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 revol ... more

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel - by Rachel Holmes - £16.99
Born into one of Britain's most famous activist families, Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet artist Sylvia P ... more

What Would the Aunties Say? A Brown Girl's Guide to Being Yourself and Living Your Best Life - by Anchal Seda - £12.99
In this groundbreaking book, beauty influencer and podcaster Anchal Seda openly and honestly explores the shared experiences of "the brown girls" from Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi women living in the Western world. What Would the Aunties Sa ... more

Women For Peace: Banners From Greenham Common - by Charlotte Dew - £14.00
Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Greenham Common peace protests, this book is packed full of the vibrant fabric banners made for Greenham, many presented here for the first time in decades.   In the late summer of 1981, a ... more

Out of the Darkness: Greenham Voices 1981-2000 - by Kate Kerrow and Rebecca Mordan - £20.00
In 1981, a group of women marched from Cardiff to the Greenham Common RAF base in Newbury to protest the siting of US nuclear missiles on British soil. They formed what became the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp and stayed there for almost twenty ... more

The Best, Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood - by Katherine May (Editor) - £9.99
Motherhood is life-changing. Joyful. Disorientating. Overwhelming. Intense on every level. It’s the best, most awful job.  The Best, Most Awful Job brings together twenty bold and brilliant women to speak about motherhood in all its raw, heart- ... more

The Seven Necessary Sins For Women And Girls - by Mona Eltahawy - £11.99
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls identifies seven sins women and girls are socialised to avoid anger, attention, profanity, ambition, power, violence and lust.   With essays on each, Mona Eltahawy creates a stunning manifesto encourag ... more

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts - by Rebecca Hall, illustrated by Hugo Martinez - £20.00
"Not only a riveting tale of Black women's leadership of slave revolts but an equally dramatic story of the engaged scholarship that enabled its discovery"(Angela Y. Davis) Women warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the pas ... more

The Daughters of Kobani: The Women Who Took On The Islamic State - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - £16.99
The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.  In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia fac ... more

Class of '37 : Voices from Working-Class Girlhood - by Hester Barron and Claire Langhamer - £16.99
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

Why Marianne Faithfull Matters - by Tanya Pearson - £9.99
First as a doe-eyed ingénue with ‘As Tears Go By’, then as a gravel-voiced phoenix rising from the ashes of the 1960s with a landmark punk album, Broken English, and finally as a genre-less icon, Marianne Faithfull carved her name into the histo ... more

Punk Women: 40 Years of Musicians Who Built Punk Rock - by David A. Ensminger (Editor) - £14.99
Interviews with and photos of canonical rockers.  In this far-reaching anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of badass women who shaped the punk scene.  There is a common thread of women be ... more

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

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - by Austin Channing Brown - £9.99
This book is my story about growing up in a Black girl's body. It's about surviving in a world not made for me.   Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her A ... 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

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